The Reading Nook is a series of posts that feature my kids’ favorite books! They are not intended to be full reviews. Instead, they give my general impressions and my kids’ reactions so you can decide if your little one would like it too.
I’ve never met a kid under the age of 3 who didn’t appreciate a dramatic pretend sneeze. Chu’s Day and Chu’s First Day of School by Neil Gaiman, Devin’s absolute favorite books, make good use of this love. The main character is an adorable panda bear named Chu whose sneezes have big consequences. There is a slow build up to the sneeze, and it delights both Devin and Drake when it finally happens. Their anticipation and excitement for the sneeze is almost tangible.
The illustrations by Adam Rex are beautiful, detailed, and funny even to a 16 month old. As a mom of littles, I also appreciate that there is just the right amount of words on each page so we can both read the words and talk about the pictures without the kids losing interest (and sometimes I can just speed read when it’s the 11th time I’ve read the book that day!).
I plan on adding Chu's Day at the Beach to our collection soon. We borrowed Chu’s Day at the Beach from the library and it is just as good!
Welcome to the family!
We are a laid back, fun, family of four living on a dime in 900 square feet. Life might not be perfect, but every moment of every day, it is beautiful.