A sweet collection of ‘singing and dancing games’: Oranges and Lemons, compiled by Karen King and illustrated by Ian Beck (Oxford University Press, 2006). The elephant and the teddybear are holding an earlier cover than my reprint.
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!”
Thanks to Duncan for finding this one.
See also Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book.
This is Tessa the Teacher by Felicity Brooks, illustrated by Jo Litchfield (Usborne, 2006). Tessa – “(Miss Thompson to the children)” – is reading to her class. It’s clearly visible as The Runaway Tractor by Heather Amery & Stephen Cartwright, from Usborne’s charming series of Farmyard Tales. Good choice, Miss Thompson!