Kids by Catherine and Laurence Anholt
‘Kids’ is a pictorial description of children and what they get up to. It has simple, rhyming sentences and lots of individual and detailed pictures of the ‘kids’. It is not a chronological story, but tells you all about children, what they like, what they don’t like, what they get up to, what their secrets are, what they play and what their dreams are. There is a vast array of children depicted and readers may recognise characteristics or interests of children they know.
It could be read aloud to younger children, or a child of between 5 and 8 could have a go at reading it themselves. Alternatively, children could just look through it, enjoying the different characters. It shows that children are all different and have so many interests in a child-friendly way.
‘Kids’ is a great book celebrating the diversity of children in all its gorgeousness and gruesomeness!
‘Kids’ tells you all about children, what they like, what they don’t like, what they get up to, what their secrets are, what they play and what their dreams are. It rhymes beautifully and the pictures are delightful, showing a vast array of children – so you might be able to recognise your child in the pictures or the words.
It’s a wonderful book to read aloud, but it’s also lovely to sit with a child and talk about the different children, or to let children pour over it themselves, enjoying the different characters. It is good to read to babies or younger children and for children up to about seven to read for themselves.
The illustrations are great, they are funny and detailed, giving life to the idea of how different children are and what they are like.
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- Reading Age: children aged 6-8 should be able to read it aloud
- Reading Aloud Age: suitable for aged from babies to about 7
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