Yesterday we read that Julia Donaldson (yes The Gruffalo author) has been announced as Britain’s new Children’s Laureate and after explaining what exactly that meant they concluded it was a very good thing because her books are firm favourites in our house.
We love the books because they are brilliant to read aloud (in fact I think they are even better when read aloud than in your head), because have great rhymes and because even the littlest Littlesheep can ‘read’ the stories himself by remembering the words.
So in honour of Julia Donaldson’s appointment (after a lot of debate) our favourite Julia Donaldson books (which are all illustrated by Axel Scheffler – we must makes sure we do read some of her other 120 plus books)
- The Gruffalo
- Monkey Puzzle
- The Smartest Giant in Town
- Room on the Broom
- The Snail and the Whale
Which of Julia Donaldson’s books is your favourite?