Do you have a children’s book author that you just adore reading to your little ones? Maybe someone’s writings that you’d happily read every night if given the chance??
For my family, our most beloved children’s writer is currently Julia Donaldson. She is probably most famous for The Gruffalo and her other collaborations with illustrator Axel Scheffler (a couple of our favourites are Tabby McTat and The Highway Rat). What I love about her though, is that no matter which book we pick up, we know it’s going to be a fun read: both in terms of storyline and also the rhythmic way she writes, making it a fun story to listen to (and read aloud) also.
Jack and the Flumflum Tree, a collaboration with illustrator David Roberts was released in 2011 and is a favourite at bedtime. Why? Four reasons really…
- Julia Donaldson’s lovely (and fun) writing style
- David Roberts’ illustrations, which are fun, quirky and whimsical.
- Jack is a real hero – resourceful and brave, he doesn’t get his knickers in a twist – instead he looks for novel solutions whenever a problem is at hand
- Toilet humour goes down a treat in our household… the fact that the magical Flumflum tree can only be found on the isle of ‘Blowyernose’ is completely hysterical for the girls.
Do you have a Julia Donaldson favourite? Also, which children’s book writers do you keep coming back to again and again?