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I love that I’m raising a mini bookworm. Jenson has got his favourite books memorized (seriously, he can recite The Gruffalo word for word) and he’s always asking to go to the library.
We’ve been reading same picture books for a while now, normally something that he’s familiar with from pre-school, or featuring characters from his favourite TV show (Spot the Dog, Peppa Pig), but we’ve started moving into educational territory.
One of his favourites at the moment is an old review copy from nearly two years ago: Astronauts.
He’s very interested in space, so our latest review copy from Abrams and Chronicle was very well timed.
Small World, written by Ishta Mercurio and illustrated by Jen Corace, follows Nanda as she grows up. When she’s born, her whole world is the circle of her mother’s arms. Then, as she grows up, her world grows too, to include her family and friends, life outside the home and school, and Nanda becomes fascinated with the shapes and structures which make up the world. When she grows up, she becomes an astronaut, and is able to see the shape of the earth from far away. It’s a beautifully illustrated exploration of our place in the universe.
This book isn’t too text-heavy and the illustrations encourage young readers to appreciate the wonder of the world.
I love that we’ve reached the age where Jenson can pick books based on his own interests. I wonder how many space books we’ll be adding to our collection…
What books were your children fascinated with as they prepared for Big School?