I'm very happy to be one of the stops on the blog tour for The Dog Ate My Homework by Aaron James and today you can catch my review. First of all though let's take a look at the description for the book...
The Dog Ate My Homework by Aaron James is a collection of short poems that will capture your imagination. Filled with fun stories that make you think, laugh and tell your friends. Do you remember your first day at school? Or when you tried to convince your teacher you actually done your homework? Or the excitement you felt when you bought your new pair of trainers? In The Dog Ate My Homework you will get a chance to read all these stories and many more!
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There is nothing better than sitting down with my little ones and reading with them. Especially now my little boy is learning to read I love that he has such an interest in books. With me having a three year old and a five year old it can sometimes be tricky to find something that will interest them both. So when I saw this book I thought it could be possibly more suited to my oldest. However we all sat together and they both really enjoyed listening to me read the poems.
Each poem was a lovely length not too long or too short just enough to keep both their attention. After we read all of the poems I asked my children if they had a favourite poem and my little boy picked My New Pair of Trainers and I think this was in part down to him having a new pair of shoes recently so he could definitely relate. My little girl picked The Dog Ate My Homework and I think this was definitely down to her love of dogs. She told me he was very naughty for ripping up a book! The illustrations were eye catching and perfect for showing the little details from each poem. This collection of poems was very easy to read and the verses flowed in such a lovely way especially as they rhyme.
Perfect for a child starting school or for a child who goes to school and who has experienced some of the events that the poems talk about. A lovely little collection of poems that is perfect for sharing with your children!
With thanks to Rachel at Authoright for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.
Born and raised in Tottenham, North London and today living in Bromley, South London with his wife, Aaron James works as a poet and spoken word artist. The Dog Ate My Homework is his first children’s poetry book.