being mum//our favourite kids reads

I've shared our favourite family reads before -- here with One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, here with This is a Ball and here with Don't Push the Button!. Today I have a compilation of our most recent favourite picture books that we excitedly pull out whenever we get the chance.

Dinosaur Dump -- I have loved Matt Stanton since This is a Ball so when I happened upon this while Christmas shopping I knew I had to get it for B. It's a slightly gross and hilariously funny story about what really happened to the dinosaurs and, of course, it's grosser than you think.

I Love You Always -- is short and sweet. I love reading this to B. because it puts into words how I feel about her when I am hideously ineloquent in that regard.

Love You Forever -- B. adores this one just as much as I do. We read it together now and I love seeing her face light up when she hears/says: i'll love you forever, i'll like you for always, as long as I'm living my baby you'll be. And now, when I least expect it, B. will come up to me and give me a kiss and repeat the song and it just makes me giddy.

Pig the Pug, Pig the Fibber & Pig the Winner -- oh, Pig. You're hilarious and kind of stupid and just a wonderful addition to the bookshelf. Husband, of course, does the best Pig voice so he is the Pig reader so B. and I just snuggle up and enjoy the ride. Aaron Blabey is a genius. 


It seems rather shameful that this next book was left off the above list as if it's an after thought but I promise it isn't --

Imaginary Fred is, yes, about imaginary friends but also it tells a really lovely tale about friendship. The story really fills you up with a wonderful kind-of wisdom of true friendship, embracing your individuality and love. Such a wonderful book to own. 

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