Pictured Books

pictures of books in picture books

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A simple message in Emily Gravett’s Tidy (Pan Macmillan, 2017), but one which the badger takes to extremes. A forest is no place for being tidy (and arguably no place for a book).

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The Great Big Book of Families

As we all know, every family looks different. Many of them are portrayed in The Great Big Book of Families by Mary Hoffman, illustrated by Ros Asquith (Frances Lincoln, 2010), which is the very book that Grandma’s reading.


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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.