Be a book-worm recommendation: Billy's Bucket by Kes Gray and Garry Parsons

Billy's Bucket cover image

It's Billy's birthday and the only thing he wants is... a bucket! His mum and dad agree, but they don't understand why he's so fascinated with his bucket. Little do they know that a beautiful deep sea world is in the heart of Billy's bucket and he can see all manner of wonderful sea creatures inside it. Mum and dad are sceptical about what Billy says he can see and dad decides to use it to wash the car. Let's just say he is in for a bit of surprise!

We love this book as its a world of imagination inside a simple object. So grab a bucket, fill it up with cold water, warm water, bubbles, colours, bath toys, pebbles, shells or nothing at all. Then peer inside with your little one and let your imaginations run wild. What can you see inside your bucket?

You can buy a copy of the book here or here is Frank Skinner reading it aloud on CBeebies.