Que sera, sera

Monkey-face is still unwell with her inimitable timing (new job, weekend where I have to take her to mum’s in order to release us to attend the gallicboys’ TM civil partnership and – of course – train journeys and Mothering Sunday.)

I have lowered my expectations and am channeling Doris Day with a HobNob addiction: que sera, sera… I don’t know when I last ate anything that was not a biscuit. I’m quite looking forward to tomorrow’s wedding – I may get to eat something recommended as part of your daily food intake by the WHO.

We’ve not read a huge amount this week, but she is rather taken with Herve Tullet’s Press Here. A funny little book (not that little actually, you get a lot of bang for your buck/ book) even Monkeyface seems to get it and laughs a lot. Not to give the game away but it’s a great way to move vocabulary along by demonstrating some of the words, such as tilt. It’s deceptive, this book. There’s a lot more to it than some dots on the page and my daughter, for whom many of her books are a slow burn, took to this straight away.

Another book she liked straight away was Slinky Malinki by Lynley Dodd. (possibly because she’s ill, a book isnt in competition with the promise of haring about the place and throwing herself off the furniture for giggles.) No doubt it feels familiar to her as fabulous Uncle Dabid already bought Hairy Maclary for her, and she really likes that. The series of books have the same look, feel and colourways (just as you know you’ve picked up a book illustrated by Axel Scheffler) and have the same rhythm and rhyme. It’s quite a funny book and the rhymes always feel as though they have pace – which helps when a 2 year old with her mother’s hurry-up driver is involved.

Hopefully we’ll have no vomit emergencies today. And I wish the same for you and yours. Have a great weekend!

 

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