Mog and Me by Judith Kerr

mog and me

The success of Mog the Forgetful Cat prompted me to purchase another Mog book.

Unfortunately, his book is nothing like Mog the Forgetful Cat. This is a simple board book with a short line of words on every page describing what Mog does daily.

Although this is a simple book, babies and younger toddlers will probably still find it entertaining to look at the pictures of Mog and identifying things on the pages.


Mog the Forgetful Cat by Judith Kerr

mog the forgetful cat

This is a lovely book about Mog the Cat who lives with the Thomas family. Mog is very forgetful and cannot seem to remember things such as how to get back into the house. As a result, Mog often gets into trouble with the various members of the family.

One night a burglar broke into the house and in a strange twist of events, Mog saved the day and caught the burglar!

We had a lot of run reading this book and laughing at silly Mog.

Ten in the Bed by Gill Guile

ten in the bed

Samantha loves singing, so naturally, she is quite fond of this book – the book version of the popular children’s song ‘Ten in the Bed’.

As you can see from the book cover above, this book is composed of ten pages of various sizes. As you read (or sing) the book, the ten animals start falling off the bed one at a time.

This book is great for teaching counting and animals. Sometimes we even pretend to be the animals and learn about the consequences of rolling off the bed!

Rosie’s Walk by Pat Hutchins

Rosie's Walk

This book is about Rosie the hen, who takes a stroll in the farm one day. A fox tries repeatedly to make her his meal but fails in all his attempts, in rather comical ways.

The story is very simple but the appeal of the book can be lengthened by describing the things you find around a farm. At 19 months of age, Samantha is developing an appetite for longer books so unfortunately this book didn’t quite make the cut.

Lulu’s Lunch by Camilla Reid

Lulu's lunch

This fun interactive book tells not only about Lulu’s lunch, but also about some of her other meals. There are plenty of large flaps for little hands to lift, and you can even help Lulu to do up the velcro behind her bib! The colourful pages make up for the scanty text, and we found one page full of fruits particularly useful in teaching Samantha all about them.

Overall, it is a great book to have in your library. I am going to check out the other books in the Lulu series too!