The people of Ireland have spoken! Our favourite Story Time book is officially The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. We have a bumper Story Time reading this Saturday (December 15th), in which we’ll read The Gruffalo and Niamh Sharkey’s Santasaurus!
The Gruffalo is a beautifully-illustrated book depicting the intrepid mouse outwitting a variety of predatory animals. How? By casually mentioning that he’s waiting for his buddy, the (supposedly) fictional Gruffalo who just happens to dine on the likes of ‘scrambled snake’. Needless to say, the animals don’t wait around to become a monstrous hors d’oeuvre.
“Silly old snake, doesn’t he know?
There’s no such thing as a Gruffalo!”
Or is there?
Join us in every Eason store in Ireland at 11am this Saturday (December 15th) to hear Ireland’s favourite Story Time book – The Gruffalo – and Santasaurus by Children’s Laureate Niamh Sharkey.
This madcap, whacky and fantastically illustrated book deals with a bunch of aliens who have their priorities firmly set in order: underpants first, world domination later!
It’s a chucklefest from start to finish and the little ones will ADORE it.
Come join us in every Eason store in Ireland at 11am on Saturday, November 24th, as we read Aliens Love Underpants to children, adults and big kids!
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s second Gruffalo book follows the exploits of an intrepid young Gruffalo venturing into the night, despite the warnings from Daddy Gruffalo.
What’s in the wood? Why, the big, bad mouse, of course! A scary creature that dines on the likes of Gruffalo cake (by the lake).
“I’m not scared, said the Gruffalo’s child.”
Maybe you should be.
Come join us in every Eason store in Ireland at 11am on Saturday, November 17th, as we read The Gruffalo’s Child to children, adults and big kids!
This week’s Story Time book is Sam McBratney’s Guess How Much I Love You, a much-loved classic that children will simply cherish. The story of Little and Big Nutbrown Hares’ efforts to express their love for each other has become a publishing phenomenon, selling more than 30 million copies worldwide.
Come join us in every Eason store in Ireland at 11am on Saturday, October 20th, as we read Guess How Much I Love You to children, adults and big kids!
Judith Kerr’s 1968 short story is an enduring classic involving an unsuspecting family and the greedy tiger who eats all their food and drinks everything in their house – including the water from the taps!
Come join us in every Eason store in Ireland at 11am on Saturday, October 13th, as we read The Tiger Who Came to Tea to children, adults and big kids!
Chris Haughton’s beautiful tale of a young owl’s unfortunate fall from his perch, and his search for his Mammy, is a thing of wonder. Whether it’s the stunning illustrations, simple text or voyage of mistaken identities… this is a book that will keep the young and old entertained and mesmerised. And then, just when you think it’s all put to bed… Uh-Oh!
Come join us in every Eason store in Ireland at 11am on Saturday, October 6th, as we read A Bit Lost to children, adults and big kids!
What happens when the smallest animal in the forest steps into the gaping maw of a cantankerous croc? Find out in Faustin Charles and Mike Terry’s The Selfish Crocodile – a tale that illustrates how one act of kindness and compassion can have a great impact.
Come join us in every Eason store in Ireland at 11am on Saturday, September 22nd, as we read The Selfish Crocodile to children, adults and big kids!
The second Story Time book by dynamic duo Julia Donaldon and Axel Scheffler, Room on the Broom is a story about friendship and co-operation. How can a dog, a bird and a frog help a witch face down a greedy dragon? Only by working together!
Come join us in every Eason store in Ireland at 11am on Saturday, September 15th, as we read Room on the Broom to children, adults and big kids!
A didactic fable of self-esteem – set to the backbeat of Giles Andreae’s rhythmic text – Giraffes Can’t Dance tells the story of Gerald the giraffe, who learns that there’s nothing wrong with being different. Born with thin, crooked legs and seemingly unable to boogie to the jungle beat like the rest of the animals, Gerald is shunned from society. Thanks to the intervention of a friendly cricket, he realises that all animals can dance… some just need a different song.
Come join us in every Eason store in Ireland at 11am on Saturday, September 8th, as we read Giraffe’s Can’t Dance to children, adults and big kids!