Around the World We Go (what we’re reading)


Around the World We Go arrived a few months back as part of the fantastic Parragon Book Buddies scheme which we are lucky enough to be involved with.

Chiplet was less than impressed with it to start with, as I am not sure he was quite at the right age. Now however, he is all about spotting things that he recognises on the page and this is a perfect book for spotting lots of different familiar and not so familiar objects.

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The book follows a group of children around the world. The vocabulary is quite simplistic, but has a rhythm and also brings in some foreign language as well. The illustrations are chunky and really quite charming. A particular favourite page is the one that features a monkey who also appears on the back of a digital camera held by a little girl in the foreground – this blows Chiplet’s mind! He couldn’t even wait until I sat on the sofa with him the other day and opening the book on the kitchen floor to start looking through it! He rarely goes an hour or so without wanting to read at the moment and is very particular about what he would like.

PicMonkey Collage

Bedtime is now quite hilarious as we have to go through every book on his shelf to find the ‘right’ one – after frantic head shaking by the little man when, heaven forbid, we suggest the wrong book.

I am linking up with lovely Carie-May at Space for the Butterflies and her ‘What we’re Reading’ linky.


I was sent Around the World We Go as party of the Parragon Book Buddies scheme, but all views are my own.


2 responses »

  1. Oh that’s just a gorgeous book – I love that it’s become such a firm favourite! The illustrations look so lovely, and I’m always a sucker for lovely illustrations!

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