More Great Books for Four Year Olds

After my last blog post, I thought I'd add even more popular and well loved books that are great for four year old readers. 
Stick man was a surprise favourite. It is another classic by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. It follows the story of the stick man who leaves his family one day to go out and ends up on a chaotic adventure, hoping to get back home. The most wonderful part of this story is when he runs into Father Christmas. There is also a beautiful tv adaptation available. 
Next up is the all time classic, the hungry caterpillar by Eric Carle. This is a beautiful read and children love to follow the journey of the caterpillar from egg to butterfly. The best part being the little holes in the book as we travel through the story. It is also a great transition story - from reading to your child to children trying to read independently by recognizing high frequency words. 
Foxes socks, another delight by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler has lots of little interactive touches which again is a wonderful bedtime book to read to toddlers but the language and text is clear and well organized enough for beginner readers to try to follow by themselves. Click on the above picture for more details. *
Five minutes Peace by Jill Murphy is a lovely story about a mother who just wants a little break from her busy children. It's a very enjoyable read for both parents and children and will raise a smile amongst busy mothers. It is also a good opportunity for discussion, asking questions such as 'why does mother elephant want some time to herself? Why would she need that? What kind of things does she like to do to relax? What was the funniest part of the book?" Chances to make text to self and text to world connections are plentiful. 
Check out Youtube where there are lots of read aloud channels to see if you like this book as much as the children I have taught have. 
Finally, would this review even be complete without one version of Eric Hill's lift-the-flap books - beloved by so many little ones. The story is simple. Lots of animal surprises and repetitive text which is a must for early readers. This book has stood the test of time and it is not a surprise as to why.
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