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WHERE’S MY TEDDY? - Jez Alborough

One of my favourite books for young’uns - told in verse about Eddie and his teddy named Freddie! Wonderfully illustrated.

JOSEPH HAD A LITTLE OVERCOAT
- retold by Simms Taback.   

This Jewish folktale is one of my signature stories that I tell with lots of participation. Here, I’m reading this lovely version which has clever cut-outs to reveal the changes in costume. When I tell, I tend to use a flipchart sized sheet of paper that I fold and fold and fold down, as the cloth gets smaller (an idea that I got from Hiroko Fujita and her book, Stories To Play With)

WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT
retold by Michael Rosen

Another signature story for me which I love to do as a very animated call and response.   

Here’s Mr Rosen himself performing it (a great performer!) He’s also a wonderful poet for kids, capturing the minutiae of daily life from both a kid and a parent’s points of view - simple, short, often funny/silly pieces.

THE GRUFFALO - Julia Donaldson.

A hugely popular book for young’uns - told in verse a very quick witted mouse. I deal with reading verse as I go through the book.