Growing up I always imagined that if I ever had children they would definitely have some sort 'book nook'. A quiet, comfy little space where they could sit and read. Of course, I never imagined that once I had finally acquired said children that we'd be living in a tiny, one bedroom (plus study) apartment. That wasn't part of the plan. Alas, I've come to love and appreciate our spatially challenged little home. So today, while the children were out, I decided to take over the only bit of space I could find: a one by one meter square, lodged between the bed and the cupboard. Come hell or high water, my children were going to have their book nook. So, here it is. It's not much but (like our home) I think it's perfect.
Apart from the obligatory Spot, Golden Books and Dr. Zeus collections, our favourite books at the moment are:
'I Want My Hat Back', and the equally hilarious 'This Is Not My Hat' by Jon Klassen
'Uni the Unicorn' by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
'Sam and Dave Dig a Hole' by Mac Barnett
'Snuggle the Baby' byara Gillingham
I try to find books that are not only well written (bonus points if the author has a sense of humor) but that are also beautifully illustrated. Even as an adult, I'm flooded with such warm, magical memories whenever I re-encounter book illustrations from my own childhood.
What do you look for when choosing books for your children? What are some your favourite books at the moment?