Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin……
Picture your perfect spot to read.
Does it look like this…
or maybe this…?
Unfortunately for the little chap in Leigh Hodgkinson’s latest beautiful picture book, he just can’t find a comfortable place to settle down with his book and growing collection of friends.
A variety of different places are explored but there are echoes of ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ as each is declared too hot, too cold or too stinky. The repetitive use of language makes it easy for young readers to join in and leads easily into a discussion about their own favourite reading places.
As more and more chairs are tried, the would-be readers become more and more disheartened until, suddenly, the realisation dawns that it doesn’t actually matter where you pick to read a book. Anywhere is a good place so long as you have someone to share it with!
This is a heart-warming tale about the simple joy of sharing a book with friends, is bought to life by Leigh Hodgkinson’s trademark illustrative style and a collection of cuddly critters. Sure to make you want to grab another book and snuggle up in your favourite spot to while away the time.
***WIN this beauty by commenting below with your own favourite reading spot. The lucky winner will be selected in a week’s time. (UK only)***
11 thoughts on “‘Are You Sitting Comfortably?’ by Leigh Hodgkinson”
Snuggled up on the settee with my sons, all sharing a story together 💕
My favourite reading spot has to be my bed!! Snuggling down with a good book is the perfect way to end a day. Also helps me switch off and relax from all things ‘work’.
My favoutite place to read is sitting inside an unused bandstand in a beautiful Park I visited many times as a child and have fond memorirs of feeding ducks, sunshine and family time!! Today, Park Howard in Llanelli still takes my breath away. Curled up on a log bench, especially when it is raining allows me to emerse myself in mh chosen books.
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In my classroom on the carpet with 31 pairs of very keen eyes looking my way. I love discovering books at the same time as them!
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In a hammock in the garden – preferably in summertime! Although I have to fight my daughter for it…these illustrations are beautiful.
I love to read in the grass!
I love to read in the bath – but I don’t dare take my e-reader in!
My favourite place to read is snuggled up in my two boys’ bedroom with one of them either side of me desperate to hear the events of the next chapter…
Curled up on the sofa. 😀
I love early morning snuggles in my bed with a huge pile of books to share with my two beautiful daughters. Perfect start to the day.