Being 4, Fils cadet is really into flap books and nursery rhymes so obviously Dear Mother Goose by Michael Rosen and Nick Sharratt (Walker, 2009) has been a big hit.
Humpty Dumpty is fed up with falling off the wall all the time so he writes to Mother Goose for advice. Her suggestion – try sitting in an egg cup instead – is so sensible that she soon finds herself acting as agony aunt to all the other nursery rhyme characters too. Each page features an original rhyme, the letter to Mother Goose and her reply and it’s written with Michael Rosen’s characteristic wit and humour – fils cadet is usually rolling around in hysterics when we read it. Nick Sharratt’s illustrations are bright and cheerful as always and suit the style very well too.
Lots of fun for little ones, and even his big brother isn’t above being amused by it now and again.