As my son grew up, his questions became more complex. The idea of reading an encyclopedia at 3 yrs of age seemed crazy to me but Neil absolutely adored Nat Geo which made me realise that there is no minimum age for introducing and enjoying encyclopedias or non fiction books.
There is nothing more that young children like in a book than a seemingly unsolvable problem, narrated so funnily that you fall off from the bed laughing.
The book is about the sinking of the supertanker, the Amoco Cadiz, that sank off the coast of Brittany in France in March 1978, spilling 227000 tonnes of oil into the ocean. The story is narrated from the point of view of a little child, Yann, who belongs to a fisherman’s family.
I’m amazed at how lovely and beautiful this book is. It manages to be funny, and provides age appropriate information about menstruation without providing too much information which would either make the child or the parents uncomfortable.
Finding inspirational biographies for children is difficult, finding a biography that will leave a permanent imprint in your heart is rare. The Girl Who Loved To Sing is a book that will make you marvel at the spirit of Teejan Bai, who fought for her right to be allowed to sing.
Giggi and Daddy is a beautiful book that reminds us of the fact that fathers are equally important in the parenting journey but are often forgotten. We celebrate mothers for giving birth, we celebrate a mother’s love but what about a father’s love and celebrating them for all that they do?