Reviews

  • "The importance of reading aloud to children cannot be underestimated, and this anthology is designed not only to facilitate that but to help inculcate a love of books in youngsters, especially those who regard reading as uncool or too much like hard work."

    The Financial Times
  • "Absolutely impeccable anthology of short poems and prose excerpts designed for self-contained readings at bedtime. It’s intended not only to entertain but to encourage children to seek out literature for themselves."

    The Financial Times
  • "Reading aloud should be a pleasurable experience for both the reader and the listener and this book will do so much to promote this. I feel sure that it will become a well-thumbed family favourite and will work brilliantly in schools and libraries too. It would also make a lovely gift. Highly recommended."

    The Bookbag
  • "This new anthology brings together a wide range of poetry and prose ideal for reading aloud with children. With a foreword by former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo, it incorporates a lively and diverse selection of both well-known and well-loved favourites, and less familiar material which may be new to young readers...Each piece has been selected by the Reader Organisation, a UK charity for reading and health, with the aim of capturing children's interest and imagination. Ideal for classroom use as well as bedtime reading, this is a delightfully varied and enjoyable collection."

    Booktrust website
  • "As a present for anyone who can find a child to read to it is A VERY GOOD IDEA. This satisfyingly thick anthology of poems and stories contains more than 60 choices of good stuff...as an added help, a reading time is given for extracts from longer stories."

    Newbury Weekly News