Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Jump on Board the Animal Train by Naomi Kefford & Lynne Moore
Inside is just as bright and gorgeous as a little boy walks along with his mummy and realises something is following him. On the left page you see a bear's hand poking out of a hedge and the right page is split so that when you turn it, there's the boy's mummy walking on oblivious while the split page has revealed the bear... who follows the boy and his mum.
As they walk on, more and more animals join in and Joe loved spotting them and the fact that the mum doesn't know they're there.
It's a lovely book to read aloud too - its repetitive rhymes reminded me of Hairy Maclary:
The elephant's feet plod down the street,
The tiger's tail swishes the rail,
The bear's paws pad on the floor.