The Children’s Bookshelf: A bear hunt felt book, a meal for wild things, kangaroo pouches and vintage rhymes

It’s Monday, which means, along with  What Do We Do All Day?, No Twiddle Twaddle, Smiling Like Sunshine, Mommy and Me Book Club, and Mouse Grows, Mouse Learns, we bring you another edition of The Children’s Bookshelf.

The Children’s Bookshelf gives bloggers the chance to link up any book or reading related post, so that we have a collection of amazing posts in one place that help us inspire a love of reading in our children.

Each week, I feature a number of my favourite posts that were linked up to The Children’s Bookshelf.

Featured Post of the week:

Just for Daisy: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt Felt Book

I’ve seen lots of ideas for engaging children in the story of We’re going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen. This idea offers a sensory experience for children. Bek from Just for Daisy created a felt book for her daughter, which includes textures and flaps. The best part of this project is that you don’t need a sewing machine to create it- just a glue gun.

Also well worth a visit and a read are:

Off the Shelf: Monster-Mashed Potatoes

I love the idea of getting creative with food presentation, especially when we invite our children to get involved.  This wild and monstery meal is one that Max from the infamous Where the Wild Things Are would surely be happy to eat.

Mommy and Me Book Club: Pouch

I love any book that features the adorable native animals of Australia, and although I haven’t read this book myself I was excited by the fun array of reading activities in this post that were inspired by a kangaroo’s pouch.

Vintage Books for the Very Young: Childcraft Poems and rhymes

Anyone who loves vintage children’s books will most definitely get pleasure from scrolling through this post. I know I did.

So if you have a children’s book or reading related post you’d like to share, please consider joining The Children’s Bookshelf Linky Party:

How to join:

  • Link up your children’s book related posts. We love posts about book news, reviews, reading tips or any other book related items you think will be of special interest to parents.
  • Consider adding The Children’s Bookshelf button or text link to your post to let others know where the book party is. You can grab the code from the box underneath the button below. Click the text, copy it and paste it in the HTML of your post.
  • Visit other posts and share your comments. We want this to be an interactive community of book lovers.
  • By linking up you are giving permission for any of the co-hosts to pin and/or feature your photo on a future The Children’s Bookshelf post.

The Children’s Bookshelf: A bear hunt felt book, a meal for wild things, kangaroo pouches and vintage rhymes


  1. Thanks so much for the feature! :) We had so much fun with making this. Miss Daisy enjoys ‘reading’ it to herself. With no text she uses her memory of this much loved book and ‘reads’ the pictures. Fabulous first reading experiences! And yes, the glue gun was the feature here! :) Love craft projects that come together in a hurry!!

  2. What great features! I love the bear hunt book. Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

    • Yes, the link-ups were wonderful this week. Making a bear hunt book is now on my list of things to do. :)

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