Thursday, February 16, 2012

Reading outside

We had our regular trip to the local library today for storytime.  As always, James had a wonderful time listening to the stories and singing songs, and I spent most of it chasing after Emily and putting all the books back on the shelf that she had pulled out.

With beautiful weather plus a HUGE pile of books from the library, we realised we had no choice but to build an outdoor reading cubby!

We used the frame from the shade cover of our wading pool, pegged on a couple of sheets and laid out some blankets and pillows. Voila! A very comfy reading cubby.

Cosy isn't it?

I thought I would share with you some of the great books that we borrowed from the library today and read in our cubby:

The Very Itchy Bear  The Very Itchy Bear by Nick Bland.  If you and your children are fans of The Very Cranky Bear, you will love this story. Bear is here ... and here is Flea. Flea bites Bear to say Hello and you can just imagine how Bear reacts. Bear finally manages to flick Flea off his fur and out to sea, but then he realises how alone he is. An unlikely friendship develops.

E is for Echidna [Board book] E is for Echidna by Bronwyn Bancroft. This is a beautiful alphabet book illustrated using traditional aboriginal dot painting.

Bustle in the Bushes Bustle in the Bushes by Giles Andreae. Exploring all the creepy-crawly insects in the backyard with Andreae's fabulous rhymes.

What did you borrow from the library this week?

We are also linking up with some great blogs this week, so please check them out.


  1. What an awesome idea! I love reading outside on a beautiful day!

  2. Thanks Betsy! We had a lovely afternoon.