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From: ‘A Squash and A Squeeze’

Every night before bed Miss Marnie gets to choose her 3 books before bed – and more often than not they are all by Julia Donaldson.

No surprise when the children’s author and poet has published over 60 books – and we’ve a large collection already. Many I search out in charity shops – I have found some great ones in almost-perfect condition.

And, plus I don’t really mind as the rhyming words are easy to read even after a long commute home from work or a busy day together at home. Plus, I think Miss Marnie finds comfort in the bold pictures and easy to identify characters.

She’s often reluctant to try a new story – the book gets pushed aside with a strong ‘no mummy’ – but once I have eased her into it it becomes a firm favourite (and, one that I have to read over and over!)

We went to the library recently and gathered up some new material and I was a tad excited to find Julia Donaldson’s and Axel Scheffler most recent title The Scarecrows’ Wedding on the shelves. I grabbed it quick… for Miss Marnie of course!

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Our recent local library choices!
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Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffer most recent book release – already a firm fave!

So, I thought I would share with you Miss Marnie’s 10 most requested Julia Donaldson books – how many have you read?

(You may be surprised NOT to see Julia Donaldsons’ most famous book The Gruffalo here – its not that we don’t like it – but it is never one of Miss M’s first choices. Maybe she will grown into it…)

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What the Ladybird Heard – This is almost a nightly read. I love the story and Miss Marnie likes to do the animal sounds

The Singing Mermaid – A recent find in the library but already a winner. The glittery pages are especially exciting to Miss M and I love anything about mermaids (yes, one of my fave films is Splash!)

Monkey Puzzle – Miss Marnie love animals and she especially loves the no, no, no bits…

Night Monkey, Day Monkey – This one is mostly request for daddy to read to her – I love the story and especially the last page (so cute!)

Tabby McTat – It’s about cats! Of course we had to have it – it also helps that its a brilliant story about friendship

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Room on the Broom – Although it has a small scary bit – Miss Marine always wants to read the book about the ‘booooom’

Stick Man – Her nursery care worker told me she loves this story at circle time and we didn’t have it. So, after picking it up at the library – yes, you guessed it – we have been reading it on the hour, every hour ‘stick man, stick man…’

Toddle Waddle – This is a great fast, quick and easy read. I’m hoping this will be a good one for her first reading days

The Snail and The Whale – Sometimes my heart sinks a little when she chooses this one as it feels so long (and I  HATE snails!) – but then I read it and remember why its so great!

Freddie and the Fairy – This is a cute little story and one daddy has to always read. (maybe because he has selective hearing too…)

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  1. August 13, 2014 / 11:32 pm

    We LOVE Julia Donaldson in our house. The big favourites are Tabby McTat, Room on the Broom and my personal Christmas favourite Stickman.

    We've also read The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child about a million times – classics!

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