#365PictureBooks Day 35 – Charlie Cook’s favourite book

Charlie Cook has a favourite book. It’s about a pirate, who also has a favourite book . . . about Goldilocks, who also has a favourite book . . . about a knight, who also has a favourite book . . . . This hilarious pattern continues throughout the story, right to the satisfying and surprising end.

The reader in me has always loved this book – it is a great celebration of reading – each character we encounter has a favourite book and each book is different which emphasises to children that readers are unique with individual tastes and preferences.

I discovered on rereading this, that this is a great book to help explain the concept of genres to children, as each character likes a different type of book or reading matter (non-fiction and a newspaper, for example).

This book is another great example of the creative partnership between a wonderful writer and a superb illustrator that has resulted in so many gorgeous picture books.

Other links:

Author website

Bibliographic details:

Charlie Cook’s favourite book / Written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

Published by Macmillan Children’s Books, 2010.

26 pages

ISBN: 9780330537827




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