Pictured Books

pictures of books in picture books

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I Love You, Too!

It’s bedtime for Little Bear (not this Little Bear!) and tonight’s bedtime story is I Love You, Too! by Michael Foreman (Andersen, 2014). Cunningly, Dad holds his paw over the cover so we can’t tell if there’s a smaller book and so ad infinitum.

I Love You Too


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Pajama Time!

Boynton cover

Pajama Time! by Sandra Boynton (Workman, 2014) is a bedtime book (and song!) featuring her adorable anthropomorphic animals in all their different pyjamas. ‘Some are red and some are blue’ and some are reading Pajama Time!

Boynton inside

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Little Bo Peep’s Library Book

Before How To Train Your Dragon, Cressida Cowell wrote Little Bo Peep’s Library Book (Hodder, 1999).


All the pull-out books in our secondhand copy have been pulled out, unfortunately. In the pictures, Bo Peep finds the book she needs at the library on how to find sheep. On the cover, though, she’s very clearly reading her own story – but whether before or after it happens, we can’t tell.

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Usman’s Books

Usman's cover

Usman loves reading his books in Usman’s Books by Julia Donaldson (Oxford University Press, 2006) … and just as we follow another of her creations, Charlie Cook, into his books, Usman wishes he could step inside a story. Spoiler: “And if you could step into this book…”, invites Usman, pointing at the cover, “you would meet me!”

Usman's Books

Thanks to Duncan for finding this one.

See also Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book.