Friday, 13 November 2015

Five on Friday Children's Books

Hello

Thanks for calling in, fancy it being Friday again!

I've found five children's books on our shelves to share with you today.

One  - Burglar Bill

A great favourite by that wonderful team of Janet and Allan Ahlberg.



It has brilliant detailed pictures and a funny story with lots of repetition so everyone can join in. Age - 0-5 years

Two - There's a Pharoah in our Bath

One of Jeremy Strong's comic books about an Egyptian Pharoah brought back to life by graverobbers.



Recommended for ages 7-9 years, it offers the right sort of craziness to send those learning to read into floods of giggles.


Three - Flower Cards

Not exactly a children's book but they do like collecting things and these flower cards from cigarette packets were  collected by Mr CK's Grandfather (no doubt one of the grown-ups will have given him the cards rather than him buying cigarettes!).  I suppose they were the precursor to Pokémon cards, Top Trumps and whatever cards they have nowadays.



I can imagine the fun he had putting them in the album. He did enjoy his garden when grown up too.

Four - Optical Illusions

A collection of peculiarities to confuse your eyes and make your brain go squiffy!




Five - Local Heroes

This book was the result of a TV programme packed full of interesting information about people in the past's achievements and things to try out at home.




Perhaps making Irish Coffee is really for adults!

Thanks to Amy for providing the Five on Friday link up.

Enjoy your week!

20 comments:

  1. Burglar Bill was a great favourite when my three girls were small and we now read it to our Grandchildren. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  2. Never heard of Burglar Bill! All the books look fascinating, I love the optical illusions:)

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    1. He does mend his ways in the end! :-)

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  3. Burglar Bill is so great! I love the illustrator!
    Kids books are SO fun. They aren't just for kids, right?

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  4. Nice selection of books, love optical illusions.

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  5. A great collection of books, I especially like the illustrations in the Burglar Bill one! The optical illusions were making my eyes go funny just looking at them here! Thank you for joining Five On Friday. I hope that you have a great weekend! xx

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  6. Such fun selections! I think the Pharaoh in the bath and the optical illusion books would be especially fun to my daughter! ;)
    Have a wonderful weekend dear Gal! xo

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    1. There are so many lovely children's books aren't there. :-)

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  7. What wonderful-looking children's books! I really loved the cigarette card album. People just didn't know how bad cigarettes were back then! The important thing is the wonderful collection....I know he must have enjoyed it so much.

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    1. Times have changed now, haven't they. :-)

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  8. Optical illusions and Burglar Bill are the two I'd love to take a closer gander - thanks for sharing

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  9. What a gorgeous post! I already have a weak spot for children's books and you had chosen so very interesting ones for this post.
    Flower cards from cigarette packets! I think it wouldn't be allowed nowadays. :)
    Have a lovely weekend!

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    1. If they did have them, they'd have to have a government health warning. :-)

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  10. Ha! Perhaps making Irish Coffee is for adults but a still its surely a skill to be mastered ha! Another lovely post Karen, we love both of the first books in the house and still regularly reference Burglar Bill. Have a lovely weekend xx

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