Friday, September 14, 2012

There's A Hole In My Bucket by Jenny Cooper

Rating: 4 out of 5
Age Range: 5-9 years
Publisher:Scholastic New Zealand
Dimensions:25.0 x 24.0 centimeters

The classic song "There's a hole in my bucket" is brought to life in this fun children's picture book. There is a sing-a-long CD with it performed by The Topp Twins.

We have so much fun reading this book aloud as you can sing it, or just read it, but either way you can have so much fun reading the story. When reading Liza's section we like to put on a cranky and irritated voice and when reading Henry's section it is always patient and calm (no idea why you could probably do it the other way round?). By the end of the story my son is chirping "the bucket, the bucket!"

I just love the illustrations they are so fun and vibrant. Having the goat as Henry and a duck as Liza somehow fits perfectly. The cartoon but realistic style is just perfect and the illustrator (Cooper) captures Liza's frustration and Henry's stoic calm.

This book is a firm favourite in our house. It is cute, it is funny and the reader and person being read to can have so much fun with it. Even though the suggested age range is 5-9 my 2 and a half year old loves it.

Children's Book Brief
  • Rhyming
  • Lyrical
  • Sing A Long
  • Animals
  • Funny
  • Repetition

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