Nighttime rituals for my two little boys includes a bath, cuddles, teeth brush and a book of their choice before they get tucked up all cosy in their beds.
We read a book together each night and have been doing it since our first born, Ethan was only a few weeks old. I love reading and I wanted the boys to find their own enjoyment of opening a new book and reading a whole new story. But we also love to read our favourites again and again, we particularly like The Gruffalo and The Stickman.
Whenever I can, I pick up a new book….maybe, possibly more for Me than it is for Ethan and Oliver.
Yesterdays purchase was ‘There’s a Monster in your Book’ by Tom Fletcher. It’s fair to say that I get drawn to books by what is on the cover and I love colourful illustration, especially in the children’s books. So on seeing this book in the supermarket, I couldn’t wait to get it back home and read it to my sons.
The cheeky little blue monster became a favourite of our boys almost immediately. If I am honest, even I thought he was cute. The illustrations by Gregg Abbott were brilliant, giving plenty of visual feed for their little eyes to soak up.
The story is very fun to read and fantastically creative, with reader interaction on every page. My boys got excited at every page turn, following the instructions eagerly.
They enjoyed it so much that we read it three times before they got into bed. And they got very loud at some of the later parts. It was nice seeing how much they enjoyed the book and Ethan even read some of the pages to Oliver on his own. I would definately recommend this book for all children, it’s a lovely addition to any book shelf. And I think most adults would enjoy it too, because I sure did.