Monday, March 24, 2014

Bedtime Story Photos - Week 2

Our bedtime routine always includes a story (or ten!), even when we are on holidays! We all get to choose at least one book each. There are lots of books on regular rotation, with some being read every night and sometimes the kids will surprise with a more random choice. I always like to slip in something a little different, or at least a book we haven't read for a while. We all try to fit onto my daughter's bed and we read together and chat about the books. Honestly, it's my favourite part of the day.


Stuck by Oliver Jeffers is a hilarious story. Floyd gets his kite stuck in a tree and he tries everything he can think of to get it down. He is one determined and very inventive kid. I certainly felt sorry for that poor unsuspecting whale, who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. 

We had our own version of Stuck on the day we read this book. My son and my husband were playing soccer and as always the ball ended up in tree! It was a little easier to get the ball down that Floyd's kite!

Goodnight, Mice!

Goodnight, Mice! by Frances Watts and Judy Watson is a firm favourite in our house. The four little mice are sleepy and yawning, that is until Mum and Dad say that it's time for bed! Always lots of fun watching the antics of these little mice as they get ready for bed. The illustrations by Judy Watson are simply divine!

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Meerkat*

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Meerkat by P. Crumble and Louis Shea is a new book in the Old Lady series. What is it about these books? My kids think they are absolutely hilarious! The old lady is at it again and this time she is swelling as many animals as she can find at the Zoo, from a meerkat to a poor unsuspecting hippo! 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

This was an obvious choice for our bedtime story on Thursday as this wonderful classic by Eric Carle celebrated 45 years in print! 

Grug Learns To Dance

On Friday we went on a camping adventure so the kids had to choose "little" books to pack in their suitcase. Grug Learns to Dance by Ted Prior came camping with us. I have such a soft spot for Grug, as it was the first book I borrowed from the library when I was a kid. I still remember the excitement of borrowing my first book.

There is A Bird on Your Head!

You could hear the laughter coming from our tent as we read There Is a Bird on Your Head! by Mo Willems. We are huge Elephant and Piggie fans, thanks to one of our wonderful local librarians. Poor Gerald has a bird on his head, then two birds, then a nest and finally some baby birds too and he is not happy about it! My son says he is like Gerald because he wears glasses too and that makes my daughter like Piggie because he is pink and that's her favourite colour. There was a whole discussion about this on the way home from our camping trip yesterday. I love our interesting and sometimes bizarre conversations that are inspired by the books we read.

*Disclosure: I was provided with a review copy of this book by the publisher, Scholastic. My opinions, as always, are my own.


  1. My kids love STUCK! It's such a funny book. Oliver Jeffers is a favorite in our house.

  2. It's wonderful isn't it. We are huge fans of Oliver Jeffers here too. My son actually dressed up as Wilfred from This Moose Belongs To Me for his school Book Week Parade last year :)