Did you have fun at nursery today?
What did you do?
What did you play with?
Played in the garden
We get the same response every time, even on rainy days!
This book could be a great tool for encouraging a little more engagement from your child on their daily experiences.
What Will Danny Do Today? allows your child to sculpt the story themselves and makes for a fantastically interactive reading experience. Each page is a different scene in Danny’s day and the story consists almost entirely of questions – for example “When it’s time for PE, will Danny run, jump or hit balls?” Your child is in control of the story at every turn which encourages them to really listen and pay attention.
I love the way the book describes a very typical day, with events shared by all primary school children. It covers so many different activities so will appeal to lots of children.
The illustrations are very detailed, there is a great deal to see on every single page so you and your child could spend a really long time exploring every colour, object and detail. Some of the questions aren’t about the plot but are just quizzes for your little one to answer, for example “[Danny’s dad] is wearing the green jacket – can you spot him?” I’m a big fan of this in picture books as it’s wonderful for Caterpillar’s observational skills and language development. The drawings themselves are really fun and remind me of Quentin Blake in style so that was a nice nostalgic moment for me.
There is quite in-depth description for a children’s book and extensive verb and adjective use, making it much more interesting for kids. I love the creative quirkiness of “Will he have a crunchy, chewy or wobbly breakfast?”
This is a brilliant bedtime book as will provoke discussions about your own child’s day, but there is so much to spot in the illustrations and so many choices to be made it is fun to read at any time. A really enjoyable, interactive book packed with thoughtful questions and comical details.
You can buy your copy from Egmont Publishing.