This December I have set myself a Christmas Challenge - each day I will read a festive tale and blog about it. Some of the reviews will be of books, some will be apps but I intend to upload one every single day :-)
This morning I've read one of my favourite types of book - a picture book, Badger's Grumpy Christmas by Paul Bright illustrated by Jane Chapman. Poor badger just wants to go to sleep but the other animals want him to join in the Christmas festivities and keep knocking on his door. Badger gets grumpier and grumpier and refuses to help when poor mole gets stuck at the top of the tree. He finally manages to get to sleep only to have a nightmare about his friend up the tree and he wakes up, grabs the ladder and rushes off to rescue mole. All of the animals forgive Badger his earlier surliness and he hosts a wonderful festive party. I read the book via the Me Books app and it's wonderfully narrated by Will Huggins who voices Badger perfectly. I loved all the different animal voices, especially the scouser rabbit! Beautifully coloured illustrations throughout the book keep your eyes happy and this gentle tale would be perfect to share with little ones on a cold winter's night.
My blog is a collection of thoughts and I hope you will learn something about me from the ramblings as well as finding some useful links. I'm Bev Humphrey and I'm a Literacy, School Libraries and Technology Consultant. I am self employed so views expressed are solely my own.