This week’s children’s book of the week is The Chocolate Monster by Pip Jones and Laura Hughes. The Chunk is a monster who goes around stealing chocolate. We found five chocolatey things to do online, all inspired by the story.
Goodnight Moon is a classic American picture book from the 1940s written by Margaret Wide Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd. It tells the comforting story of a young bunny wishing goodnight to all the objects in the “great green room”.
Boo Boo Baby has lots of fun bouncing from animal to animal – but here comes a… rhino! “Boo hoo!” says Baby Boo Boo, so the animals comfort her, bouncing her back to bed. This is a wonderfully soothing bedtime story from the author of Handa’s Surprise.
Daisy: 006 and a Bit’ by Kes Gray, illustrated by Nick Sharratt is the story of Daisy, who was first introduced as the pea-refusing star of ‘Eat Your Peas’. There are now over fifteen Daisy books, including this one where she wears a moustache and joins the Secret Service.
A reading of ‘Daisy: 006 and a bit’ by KesGray
Check out the author Kes Gray reading ‘Daisy: 006 and a bit’ over here.
Explore Daisy’s website
If you’re wondering who Jack Beechwhistle is, or if you’ve forgotten the name of Dylan’s snake, this is a fun way to find out. Click here to find out more about Daisy over here.
Draw Daisy with Nick Sharratt!
The lovely Nick Sharratt shows you how to draw Daisy, line by line, in felt tip over here.
How to make a Caesar wheel
Budding secret agents need some kind of code-cracking device to send and receive messages. Luckily the clever people at Bletchley Park have created this printable Caesar wheel.
How to make invisible ink
Another way for kids to send a secret message is to experiment with invisible ink. Here are some great ideas for creating hidden messages.