It sounds weird when you here kids start talking and they mispronounce words. My little Miss 2 calls Milk – nilky. It bugs me when I hear her but I know now that I can’t push her. She will learn the right sound as long as I say the right sound.
There’s a Wocket in Pocket is all about mispronounced words to make then rhyme with a right word. In this context, it’s actually fun. The story is about a little boy who has all sorts of creatures living in his house. There is Nooth Grush on the tooth brush, a ghair beneath the stair, a vug under the rug and a Zillow on his pillow. The little boy finishes the story with “I hope we never leave it” indicating he actually loves his house as is with all the creatures in it.
We received this book as a present from Mom for my 2 year old. She enjoyed hearing about the different creatures and the rhyming style so traditional to Dr Seuss was an attention grabber. Now a days there are so much other than just reading books available for this title. Little ones would enjoy the associated activities as well.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?
Eric Carle is very famous for writing the Very Hungry Caterpillar. Many children love the book. It is one our favourites too. However, my 2 year old is more into, maybe a lesser known, Brown Bear. Eric Carle did the drawings so it looks rough like the Very Hungry Caterpillar and Bill Martin Jnr. wrote it.
It is not a story per say. The text is repetitive, ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear what do you see, I see a red bird looking at me. Red bird, red bird what do you see….” It is this repetitive style as well as the fact we sing it, has my daughter hooked on to it. While she cannot read, she is definitely having fun, putting in her own characters in places.
Brown Bear Last Page, all characters
It is also an introduction to colours. Each character in the book has a colour. Some do not make sense like a blue horse or a purple cat but it is a children’s book, I am not bothered about right colour, gender, or anything like that.
I highly recommend Brown Bear to anybody looking for a book for children. For younger children, maybe a board book version like ours.