jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG 8th September 2020
Reading is one of the best forms of creating happiness and satisfaction in life. Children’s books are especially entertaining for both adults and children.
Here are four recommended children’s books geared to entertain. Adult or youngster, you’ll love these books and get a lot from them.
Two of them are written by extremely successful entertainers who have made it big time in mainstream entertainment. David Walliams and David Baddiel.
I am always critical of celebrities, bringing out books and in particularly children’s books. They are usually crap. If they had to compete and persuade a publisher to accept their work like the rest of us it just would not happen.
But I have to say that just is not the case with Walliams and Baddiel. They are probably even more creative in the children’s literary world because there is more scope than the brilliant adult work they made their name in.
- Interview with a Tiger and Other Clawed Beasts too by Andy Seed (Author), Nick East (Illustrator)
Hardback: 48 pages
Age range: 5+ readers
Publisher: Welbeck Publishing Group
If you could talk to animals, what would you ask?
‘What are your top tips for catching prey, Tiger?’
‘How do you help yourself to honey, Honey Badger?’
‘Why do you howl, Wolf?
Get familiar with 10 fierce and furry beasts as they step up to the mic and share their habits, behaviour, likes and dislikes, favourite foods, and more. Each animal has its own story to tell… and its own attitude!
In this fun and fact-filled book, bite-sized text in a question-and-answer format is paired with colourful and engaging illustrations throughout, perfect for emerging or reluctant readers, or any young animal enthusiast who enjoys a bit of humour!
Features ‘interviews’ with a tiger, wolf, honey badger, giant armadillo, lion, jaguar, giant anteater, snow leopard, polar bear, and three-toed sloth. Plus, ideas for how to do your bit to help endangered species and their habitats.
- There’s a Snake in My School! by David Walliams (Author), Tony Ross (Illustrator)
Paperback : 32 pages
Age Range: 3 – 6 years
Publisher : HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks; 01 Edition (31 May 2018)
From Number One bestselling picture book duo, David Walliams and Tony Ross, comes this ssssspectacularly funny picture book for children of 3 and up.
Miranda loves to be different, and on Bring-your-pet-to-school Day she introduces everyone to her very DIFFERENT pet…
Penelope the snake.
Miss Bloat the headmistress doesn’t think snakes should be allowed in school. But Penelope has other ideas…
Introducing a spectacularly slithery new picture book packed with mischief and mayhem from two superstars!
- Pippa Morgan’s Diary #1: Pippa Morgan’s Diary by Annie Kelsey (author)
Paperback : 176 pages
Reading level : 8 – 12 years
Publisher : Scholastic (2 Aug. 2018)
A small girl with a BIG imagination. Life is not going at all well for ten-year-old Pippa Morgan. Her best friend has moved away and her parents have decided to get divorced. Then she accidentally signs up to the school talent show in an attempt to impress the coolest girl in school. The only problem is, Pippa’s singing sounds like a cat being strangled… Will things get any better for Pippa Morgan? You’ll have to read her super-secret diary to find out!
- The Taylor Turbochaser: by David Baddiel (Author), Steven Lenton (Illustrator)
Hardcover : 432 pages
Reading level : 8 – 13 years
Publisher : HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks (17 Oct. 2019)
It’s the latest Brilliant Blockbuster from bestselling Baddiel! A non-stop thrill-ride adventure that will have readers young and old racing to the finishing line.
The Taylor TurboChaser is a road-trip rollercoaster… with a twist.
At its heart is the unforgettable Amy Taylor. Amy loves cars, and dreams of being a driver. But there’s a major catch: her slow old wheelchair with its broken wheel. When Amy finally gets a new electric one, it’s exciting… at first.
But standard engines only have so much power. And that’s where Rahul comes in – Amy’s best friend and genius inventor. Soon Rahul turns a wheelchair into… a supercar!
And so the Taylor TurboChaser is born. But when it all goes suddenly wrong Amy is going to have to hit the road – and drive…
DON’T FORGET TO LAUGH EVERYDAY ESPECIALLY WHILST IN ISOLATION
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
“The first step is clearly defining what it is you’re after, because without knowing that, you’ll never get it.”
— Halle Berry
Happiness is…a well written children’s book.
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
Regarding my family, I’m the youngest of three; my parents are both older.
Love is…your rock in a crisis
WHAT IS THERE A SEASON FOR TODAY TURN, TURN, TURN …
A time to be entertained by reading a children’s book…A time to be entertained by reading an adult book
SOMETHING TO BE POSITIVE ABOUT & GRATEFUL FOR IN THE WORLD
How wonderful is the dawn chorus
SOMETHING TO LAUGH ABOUT
The Four Yorkshiremen Sketch
The “Four Yorkshiremen” sketch is a comedy sketch that parodies nostalgic conversations about humble beginnings or difficult childhoods. It features four men from Yorkshire who reminisce about their upbringing. As the conversation progresses they try to outdo one another, and their accounts of deprived childhoods become increasingly absurd.
The sketch was written by Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, Graham Chapman and Marty Feldman and originally performed on their TV series At Last the 1948 Show in 1967. It later became associated with the comedy group Monty Python (which included Cleese and Chapman), who performed it in their live shows, including Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl.
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