How to catch a star ~ My IdeaLife

Monday 15 April 2013

How to catch a star

We have reams of books for the boys, partly because I read to them from when they were five weeks old, and partly because my lovely mother-in-law makes a point of buying them both a book every time she sees them. Like everything there are varying levels and purposes for these books, some are jigsaws, some are colour books, touch and feel, numbers, first words, animals or nursery rhymes but by far my favourites are those that have a good story and beautiful illustrations. And arguably the king of, in my view the best kind of children's book, the illustrated story book, is Oliver Jeffers

My favourite has to be The way back home, followed closely by Lost and Found, that is also a most beautiful short film too (see trailer below). But really whatever Oliver Jeffers I pick up, I have yet to be disappointed. The beauty, humour and adventure of each one moves me to a better place every time. 

Which book makes you happy? Do tell...


  1. I'm like you I have a massive collection of books for the kids. And you know what, I'll be sad when I need to move them on as the last of the tribe grows up because I actually like the collection.

    Love & stuff
    Mrs M

  2. I love that we live in an age where books are still so prevalent - imagine when it goes online... take lots of photos I reckon before your collection goes out into the world. xxx


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