How About: The Big Snuggle-up

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Looking for a cosy feelgood rhyming picture book to share with little ones while curled up on the sofa?
Then how about The Big Snuggle-up by Brian Patten & Nicola Bayley?

As you would expect from an accomplished poet like Brian Patten, the simple repetitive structure - as one by one different countryside creatures ask to be let into the house - is a joy to read aloud, the rhyming couplets tripping along rhythmically but with a refreshing variety that avoids the plodding deadness that mars many a picture book of this type.

"A cat allowed itself to be let in/And it slept on a shelf by a blue bread bin"

"A donkey looked in and said, 'I'm unable/To find my way back and into the stable.'"

Beautiful child-friendly illustrations by Nicola Bayley, with a heart-warming final double spread showing the thirteen assembled guests gathered round a roaring open fire, complete a perfect seasonal picture book gift.

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This page contains a single entry by achuka published on December 12, 2011 5:42 PM.

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