Storytime is universal. While visiting our friends for two weeks, storytime often came before breakfast, before bedtime, and at various times throughout the day. All four adults can attest to being "the lap" in this scenario. (You will be spared pictures of our bedheads and PJs) Imagine one lap and three children, ages 2, almost 3, and 3 1/2, all vying for a coveted place in front of a book. When all the "He's in my spot" and "I can't see"s died down, they were enthralled with whatever story was on hand. Thankfully, darling E brought her books to share, so now I share them with you. Here is a taste of British authors and their unique humor and vocabulary (some of which has to be "translated" when published in the States.)
My personal favorite from our visit:
Next week, I'll be highlighting this fabulous author, who has written many children's books, The Gruffalo being amongst the most well-known. She is also the United Kingdom's Children's Laureate, term June 2011-June 2013. She lives in Scotland.