Sunday, 8 January 2012

Yuk and Eat Your Peas by Kes Gray and Nick Sharratt

We have long loved Eat Your Peas by Kes Gray and Nick Sharratt. It was our first introduction to Daisy and her long-suffering Mum. It's a very funny story about a mum trying to persuade her daughter to eat the peas on her plate. Daisy's response is always to say "But, I don't like peas!" A and C used to adore joining in with this chant. A loved the pictures too, particularly of the puddings, which she used to call "CREAM!" Even now the word pudding in the last line of the book is always replaced by cream in our house.

We found Yuk! in the library this weekend, and had to borrow it. It's about Daisy's refusal to wear a bridesmaid dress, and her eventual acceptance of a dress which she designs herself. C LOVES this book and has read it to himself several times, as well as having it read to him.

The good thing about Kes Gray's Daisy is not only are there fab picture books, which will appeal to children and parents alike, but there are chapter books which continue Daisy's story, suitable from a reading age of around 6, with a bit of support. She's a cheeky character, but with a spirit loved by children, and there is a generous dose of humour in all of the stories.

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