My 2-year-old has discovered a new favourite book – ‘Dear Mother Goose’ by Michael Rosen and Nick Sharratt.
This has a new and interesting way of introducing traditional nursery rhymes. A variety of nursery rhyme characters write to mother goose to see if she can help with problems that happen to them every day. Little Miss Muffet for example asks how she can stop a spider appearing when she eats her curds and whey. Each letter has a flap with the appropriate nursery rhyme on the reverse and a picture flap page opposite illustrated with the problem and solution.
Within a few weeks my 2-year-old has learned all the nursery rhymes and has even taken to singing and recording them into a microphone (but that’s another story).
The book is a decent size so would be good for group reading in a nursery or pre-school.