5 Best Books Your Preschooler Will Read Without Getting Bored!
Scratching your head over what to read next to your preschooler? Yawning while reading to the little one? Well, help is on the way.
Scratching your head over what to read next to your preschooler? Yawning while reading to the little one? Well, help is on the way. We don’t want you nodding off as you read to Junior and we also don’t want Junior bored to tears as you pick any old random children’s book to entertain him.
So, TheAsianparent Team set out to various libraries over the island to pick the best 5 books that will interest your preschooler and even you! (You’re most welcome).
By: Idries ShahTitle: The Boy Without A Name
What’s it about: A spellbinding story about a nameless boy who seeks and eventually finds his own name and is able to discard an old dream for a new and wonderful one. The story highlights the idea hat patience is always rewarded. Colourful illustrations capture the Middle Eastern setting beautifully.
Call Number: English 398.2 SHA
By: Margaret Read MacDonaldTitle: The Girl Who Wore Too Much
What’s it about : Thai folktale, retold by Macdonald, is about a girl who receives too much and is vain as a result. Invited to a dance, she wants to look the prettiest but has a hard time deciding what to weight. Donning everything, she sets off only to realise she is unable to move because of the weight of the clothes and jewellery. She misses the dance and due to exhaustion and disappointment, realises that being materialistic is pointless.
Call Number: English 398.2 MAC -[FOL]
By: Lola M. SchaeferTitle: Follow Me, Mittens
What’s it about :Follow Mittens as he takes a walk and follows butterflies and almost gets himself lost. Simple illustrations but ideal for eager new readers with short and straightforward sentences.
Call Number: English SCH
By: John and Ann HassettTitle: The Three Silly Girls Grubb
What’s it about : Remember that old story about the troll that lived under the bridge? Same story only retold brilliantly using three sisters and an ‘ugly’ boy who has never been to school and lives under the bridge. The twist? When the oldest sister agrees to give him her jelly-donuts only if she can plant kisses on him first and this leaves him running away and never missing school again! Watercolour illustrations of most of the actions fill the pages.
Call Number: English 398.2 HAS -[FOL]
By: Janet Morgan StoekeTitle: It’s Library Day
What’s it about : We’ve kept the best for last. Are you having trouble getting your little one interested in the library? Then, this is the ideal book for him. Stoeke, in playful rhyming text, describes as kids discover new books that fit their interest. Eye-catching illustrations will make your little one beg for the book to be read one more time!
Call Number: English STO
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