Dinopants and words that don’t rhyme. 


I have always loved to read and I am so pleased that Leo is currently showing signs of enjoying stories. This morning we read 3 different books various times (and by various I mean about 20 combined) and he still wanted more .. But it was time for breakfast. 

As a child, reading was one of my favourite things to do and it still is now. I’ll always remember my “Clitheroe Grandad” laughing at me because I used to go in their house and pick up whatever newspaper was laying about and then lie in front of the fire reading it whilst all the adults talked around me. 

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Readers Digest was another favourite of mine. I must’ve only been about 7 when I took a liking to that! My grandad used to save them up for me to read the next time I saw him. 

The same grandad, when I was about 8 came me a copy of an Elvis biography written by Priscilla Presley, I’ve actually just googled it to find it and it was this one – Click here. It actually became my favourite book for a long time afterwards. I can’t say that I knew any other 8 year olds at the time who’s favourite book was this!  

These are currently Leo’s favourite books that he wants reading over and over again , it’s a good job that I actually do like them. 💕

I absolutely love reading all these children’s books but I’ve come across an irritating issue in some of them … I have to sometimes change my accent to make the words rhyme! 

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For example in Stick Man it’s scarf and laugh! To make it rhyme like the author wants it to … I have to pronounce laugh the same as scarf … It doesn’t work with my accent and the most recent pronunciation issue I’ve had is trying to make the word great rhyme with eight … Believe me, this doesn’t sound right in my broad Lancashire accent 😂.

Reading is such an amazing thing for anyone, not just children to enjoy. You learn so much and so many new things every time you pick up a different book.

Then there comes along the whole book-v-kindle debate. 

Now you see, I do have a kindle/iPad etc to read electronically but call me old fashioned but I just don’t think that you can beat a good book. Don’t get me wrong, Kindle is an absolutely fantastic device, Dan bought me one for my birthday for holidays many years ago, so that the books that I wanted to read didn’t make us go over the weight limit of our suit case. I do agree they are good for this reason but you just can’t beat a proper page turn! 😀

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2 thoughts on “Dinopants and words that don’t rhyme. 

  1. Gillian McKie

    I agree totally Joanne, kindles have their place but you can’t beat a good book. Your little Leo is gorgeous, I love to follow your blog and very much admire and support the work you and your husband do in memory of your beautiful baby girl. With love and admiration from the McKie family xx

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  2. Val

    I love to read a real book although I too have a Kindle..my favourite children’s book is DOGGER written by Shirley Hughes I believe?I used to read this to my charges when I was working as a Nanny.
    I love to read your blogs..I do find them very emotional at times but necessaryxx

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