Favourite Books – April

Could the weather be any more random? UK weather is unpredictable at the best of times, but this week it has been taken to a whole new level. Bank holidays usually turn out to be unusually sunny, so I’m hoping that this weekend is no different. We have a bike ride planned with my family and I’m really quite excited. It would be a shame if it poured it down.

The boys have been in bunk beds for a few nights and are finally calming down after in initial excitement! I remember getting so excited about bunk beds as a child.

Here is what the boys have been enjoying at bedtime this month:

favourite books april

BOO! – A lovely little book about a boy wanting to overcome his shyness. He tries to prove to his mother that he isn’t, so he hunts around the garden to try and find a goose to say ‘Boo!’ to. Watch him grow in confidence as he explores the garden.

Pants – No prizes for guessing why my boys love this one. Anything to do with pants, poo and wee is right up their street at the moment. Discover just how many different types of pants there are in the world.

Guess How Much I Love You – I used to love reading this book to my younger siblings when I lived at home. Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare are talking about love, and they discover that it really is hard to measure.

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – Another one I used to love reading to my younger siblings. Follow a family as they wade through grass, rivers and mud to try and find a bear. They quickly discover that finding a bear isn’t as care free as they imagined.

Elmer and the Flood – Jared bought this for the boys a few days ago and I think I have already read it close to 20 times. The rain won’t stop and Elmer is fed up with being stuck inside a cave with the rest of the herd – he wants some peace and quiet. He decides to venture out in the rain and ends up helping a friend in need. Will he manage to find some peace and quiet too?

Cops and Robbers – I love reading this book because it has such a good rhythm to it, and the illustrations are so detailed. The robbers of London town are planning a crime on Christmas Eve. Find out if brave Officer Pugh is able to stop them.

Happy I’m a Hippo – Hippo doesn’t want to be a hippo. She’d rather be an eagle or a buffalo. That’s until she meets a crocodile and discovers that hippos are brave and kind. The illustration is so bright and fun.

Mrs Armitage on Wheels – I love the madness of Mrs Armitage books. Mrs Armitage sets off on her bike ride with a faithful dog Breakspear. She quickly decides that she needs to improve her bicycle – why not? After all her extra additions her bicycle it is quite a contraption…but the madness really happens when she decides to add a mast!

Rusty’s Train Ride – One from the much loved Farmyard Tales series. My boys love any book that involves trains so it’s no surprise that they love this one. Mop the puppy is accidentally left behind on the newly-restored steam train. Can Rusty save the day?

E xx



  1. 28th April 2016 / 11:25 pm

    Ooh bunk beds! We need to do this soon too. Some lovely books there, I’m going to have a look for the train one, my girls are huge train fans too. We also have the whole set of Elmer books and they’re always a big hit!

    • Esther
      6th May 2016 / 5:53 pm

      We have found our two year old wondering around a couple of times at night, but he transferred so much easier than our first. Yes – Elmer is brilliant! x

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