I started reading to Cherry when she was about seven months old as part of her bedtime routine. The first books that really grabbed her attention were some In The Night Garden hard books that had been given to me when I was pregnant. At the time I had no idea what a Tombliboo was or how obsessed Cherry would become with them.
By the time she was one we had a huge collection of In The Night Garden books and they were still the only ones she chose at bedtime, Mr C and I could read them with our eyes shut and were starting to really look forward to a bit of variety.
Luckily she did eventually grow out of In The Night Garden and we now visit the library every two weeks for a fresh supply of books. although she still picks her old favourites most of the time.
I began building up her book collection when she was really young as it’s hard not to buy books from charity shops when they are so cheap, and up until last week they were all stored in boxes in the corner of her room.
Amongst her collection are some hardback Noddy books which belonged to me when I was a little girl. My dad used to read them to me before bed, I can remember him being so enthusiastic and really getting into the story even though he has since admitted that he used to use the ‘one, two, skip a few’ technique!
Regular readers of my blog will know that Cherry is a big Noddy fan, I introduced her to it last year and I love the way she loves it as much as I used to when I was her age.
I haven’t been putting her to bed for such a long time now as it’s been Mr C’s job since J was born but when I do start doing it again I’m looking forward to reading her these Noddy books.
If you haven’t seen these bookcases before (I hadn’t) , they are similar to the ones you get in libraries and schools. They store books in such a nice way as you can see them all so clearly. They are also really slim so don’t take up much room but you still fit lots of books on.
We have put ours next to Cherry’s hanging canopy so she has a cosy corner for reading in. It attaches to the wall and comes in a range of colours with the option of having the alphabet written on the front.
We love it.
Disclaimer: We were sent this product free of charge for the purpose of this review but all of the words and opinions are my own.