CHILDREN’S BOOKS OF THE WEEK
AIRPORT by Jonny Marx, Little Tiger, £11.99
THIS colourful, chunky book tells little ones all they need to know about the place where holidays start... the airport.
The fun guide is packed with illustrations by Cinta Villalobos and every page features plenty of flaps to lift and facts to read.
There’s a paper plane to look for on each page too as you follow a jet-setting family on their journey from the check-in through to the arrival gate (featuring plenty more things to spot).
A trip on a plane can be quite daunting, but reading this book should go a long way to reassure first-time flyers as they learn about what to expect on their journey.
THE PANINIS OF POMPEII by Andy Stanton, Egmont, £6.99
WHILE this story and Andy Stanton’s writing style may be a bit silly for most adult readers, it is likely to be a massive hit with its target audience.
Like Stanton’s Mr Gum series of stories, The Paninis Of Pompeii is aimed at seven to 12-year-olds, but was a huge hit with my six-year-old who giggled his way through the book when we read it together.
When I asked him what he thought of the first few chapters, his eyes lit up and he chuckled as he said: “It was lots of fun.” He wanted to read it every night and we soon finished all 148 pages.
The silly stories and frequent ‘wind’ references seem to appeal to young readers and anything which gets children to enjoy reading can only be a good thing.