As many of you know we love reading in our home, you can see some of our much loved books here. We always have at least two books at bedtime (currently Crocolou* a book we picked up in Paris is the favourite..we can't read it but we make it up ;)) and two books at nap time, oh and then three or four after breakfast and...you get the picture..
Wilf loves 'reading to himself' too where he will look at the pictures and make up the story, I almost love this just as much as reading to him as it proves to me how important illustration is in provoking imagination.
It's Children's book week between the 30th of June and 4th of July, not being one to say no to doing something quite silly I agreed to make a quote from Heinz pasta shapes from one of my favourite children's books (fyi lot's of C's not many N's hence the imaginative Z-N). I love this quote from Horton Hears A Who!*, Dr Seuss it one of my favourite authors ever and it was pretty tough to choose a favourite quote from one of his books if I'm honest.
Dr Suess's books are so meaningful for me for so many reasons, from saving the environment in The Lorax* to the importance of each and every living creature (no matter how small) in Horton Hears a Who. A message we should all try and live by right? One of my other favourite books is Oh, The Places You'll Go!* which instilled in me the wonder and excitement of opportunity and the possibilities life could bring you..unfortunately the quotes from that book were a little too long for pasta shapes ;)
I used to read these books to my little brother (15 years my junior) when I returned home from uni, we'd cuddle up in bed and take it in turns to read them to each other. As he was only 4 at the time these story sessions would often take a while. I couldn't wait to continue this love of Dr Seuss with my own child and of course Wilf loves them just as much (The Cat in the Hat is his favourite).
If you've not come across Dr Suess then sort it out right now! You'll love them.
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