I'm looking for a few recommendations for DD to read aloud with DH at bedtime. DH does storytime with her, she insists on them both reading a page each. Tonight they have just finished 'My dad's a birdman' by David Almond which both DD and DH enjoyed greatly.
Now what next? DD has read most of the Rainbow Fairy books, Milly Molly Mandy, Naughty Little Sister, Animal Ark, some Magic TreeHouse and most Dick King Smith.
She gets a little overwhelmed with small text (Enid Blyton size text is too small) and does like the odd picture or two. She is an animal and nature lover. She gets scared by things like giants, witches, 'naughty' things, aliens, monsters etc so the subject matter needs to be sensitive...this rules out Roald Dahl unfortunately. Many thanks!
If your DH can stand it, Unicorn school are good for age 5-7 good readers. Also the Naughtiest Girl in the school series has been redone with bigger text and more pictures - there is a set of 10 (the last six or so are by Anne Digby, not EB)
I think your DD is still very young, isn't she? What about those Jill Tomlinson books like "The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark"; I think there's a whole series about different animals. They're sweet and gentle, and I know DS2 read the owl one in Reception when he was 4. Teddy Robinson is fab and gentle -he also liked this at 4 and 5. There is an anthology available and I got lots of old ones for 1p on Amazon. The Little Wooden Horse is lovely too, though very sad at some points, so perhaps not good.
She might like the Humphrey books, about a school hamster, but the print is quite small in those and there aren't many line drawings.
Olga da Polga, Michael Bond's series of books about a guinea pig, are lovely too, with charming drawings.
I'm writing all these down...excellent, thank you. Jill Tomlinson is an excellent bet for her. I remember Teddy Robinson from when I was a child, I imagine my mum still has my old copies. Singersgirl- yes, she is 4.2yrs now and an avid reader of any books from board/cloth ones to encyclopaedias. She reads picture books mainly but really enjoys sharing 'big' books with daddy at bedtime. It is their 'thing'!