It seemed fair, when I was asked to pick two books to feature, to pick one for each of the boys so I opted for a board book for Oliver and a new Pokemon book for Ethan (I was surprised that there's one that he doesn't have!)
I went for 'The Highway Rat' (£2.99) for Oliver because Ethan and I have always loved the Julia Donaldson and Axel Sheffer books an this one comes in a board book format which makes it Oliver friendly now, he doesn't have to wait until he's bigger. He loves paper books but he get's a bit over excited with the pages so we tend to try and steer him towards the board books. I didn't even know you could get the Julia Donaldson books in board book format so that was a nice surprise!
Talking of surprises... Just had to give you a moment there, this is Oliver's surprised face. He genuinely gets surprised, and excited, over new books at only a year old. You can't believe how happy this makes me!
He doesn't need any prompting, he turns the pages and makes some adorable 'reading sounds' with his books, I've never known a baby as young as him be quite as obsessed with books, even Ethan wasn't and he was a proper little book addict from a very young age.
I thought that the 'Pokemon: The Official Adventure Guide' (£4.99) was the perfect book for Ethan as he has a few Pokemon books already and he has read one of them so much that the pages have started falling out (not down to lack of care, he really has read it That much!). He reads all sorts of books from Roald Dahl to Dr Seuss and from Pokemon to Minecraft so it was hard to pick just one book for him but seeing as he's gone to school today dressed as Ash it seemed very fitting.
I love World Book Day and everything that it encourages in children. I am not a fan in dress up and like it when the emphasis is put back upon the books rather than the best costume, but anything that gets children excited about books and taking part is good in my mind.
I am really pleased that the world book day voucher can be used on the Scholastic site, as well as 20% of any order over £10 being given to your chosen nursery or school, as we often aren't able to get to a book shop so here's to hoping Ethan hasn't lost his voucher between here and school when he gets back this afternoon!