My Favourite Five Books: Five Rhyming Books with Angela {The Inspiration Edit}

My Favourite Five Books

Today I would like to welcome to the blog Angela from The Inspiration Edit. Angela is one of my lovely blogging friends, we also run a linky together – Kids Love to Read – where we encourage people to share posts and children’s books and phonics. She is guesting in my new series where different people share their five favourite books in a chosen genre. Angela shares with us this week five rhyming books. I absolutely love reading rhyming books to my children and Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy is definitely one of our favourites. I think there may be a few Christmas list items for us from Angela’s choices too.

My Favourite Five Rhyming Books with Angela from The Inspiration Edit


1.Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy – Linley Dodd

hairy-maclary from donaldson's dairy

I love the story of Hairy Maclary and the wonderful and wacky names of all his dog pals that he meets along his journey. This book is so memorable and catchy and is really fun to read with the little ones. This was a favourite of mine as a pre-school teacher and many of the children knew the words by heart. Hairy Maclary is a fun read and one you don’t want to miss.

2. Each Peach Pear Plum – Janet and Allan Ahlberg

each-peach pear plum

Each Peach Pear Plumb is a fantastic classic children’s book which not only rhymes but is beautifully illustrated with nursery rhyme characters. I love the interactive nature of the book where the child has to look for the characters and find them hiding on the page. This is a fabulous book that I remember from my own childhood.

3. Green Eggs and Ham – Dr. Seuss


I really enjoy books by Dr. Seuss and in particular the book Green Eggs and Ham. This rhyming book was first written in 1960 and tells the story of Sam-I-Am who really does want the co star to try Green eggs and ham. What I love about this book is that it’s tongue twisting at times but the words are really simple to read.

4. Some Dogs Do – Jez Alborough


Some Dogs Do is a beautifully Illustrated Rhyming book published in 2003. The book tells the story of Sid a Dog who discovers his ability to fly but no one believes him except Sid’s Dad. The story is fun and easy to read and a favourite of mine and my daughter.

5. Doing The Animal Bop by Jan Ormerod


Doing the Animal Bop was the first book my daughter was gifted when attending Nursery school. I loved reading this story with my daughter. The pages describe different animals dancing and I can recall Sylvia and I acting out all the moves when we read this book. It is real fun.

About Angela

Angela is an Award Winning Family and Lifestyle Blogger at The Inspiration Edit. She loves to share thoughts, ideas and experiences on Parenting, Family and Kids Fun, Adventures, Fashion, Health and Lifestyle on her blog.

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