Look at this, one week on from the launch of my new weekly feature and I almost fail to post the second instalment. Oh it may look like this is posting on Tuesday but I’m currently in California for work and it’s still Monday here. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

Peace at last is another of my all time favourite books, is it wrong to choose books for Matilda because I like them? In any case this is a fun story. Perhaps a tiny bit old for Matilda still given the amount of words in it and her attention span which is less than a Goldfish’s. But it’s a nice story, a funny story that could be oh so true and ends with a nice cup of tea. What more could you ask for?

If you haven’t heard of it before it’s the story of daddy bear who is trying to sleep but everywhere in the house (and outside it) he goes there is too much noise. This gives great opportunity for impersonating cuckoo clocks, fridges, birds and an alarm clock. Perfect dad reading material.

It of course has beautiful illustrations to go with the words, full of bright colours and things that you can point out to your child to help them learn. Matilda and I always spot where daddy bear is on each page.

Somehow we have ended up with 3 copies of this book, which I guess mean that it’s also a favourite of our friends and family as I don’t think we’ve bought them!