There is nothing better than an evening with a child over a good book. The main thing is not to make a mistake with the choice. A selection of truly cozy and exciting books will allow the child to immerse himself in the magical world of books, take a different look at everything that surrounds him, and how to relax.
“Vacations of Petrov and Vasechkin”, Vladimir Alenikov (6+)
What else to do at home, how not to read books about the adventures of cheerful friends? Vasya Petrov and Petya Vasechkin are one of those bosom comrades, from whom the entourage either howls, or grabs his head, or is surprised.
Parents, of course, do not need to get acquainted with these characters: they probably know them from Soviet films that have gained wild popularity among schoolchildren throughout the Soviet Union.
The child will not only be able to laugh at the funny situations in which Petrov, Vasechkin and their lady of the heart Masha Startseva find themselves every now and then, but even sympathize with the heroes who find themselves in a boring and boring pioneer camp. After all, as you know, vacations are needed for cinema and boating, “and in the camp, vacations are one torment!”
“How to Train Your Dragon” by Cressida Cowell (12+)
In the old days, every self-respecting Viking had his own dragon. But first, the young Viking had to catch the dragon, which in itself is not easy. And then — tame him. What is even more difficult. The whole thing is called the Dragon Trial. Anyone who does not pass it is expelled from the tribe. The main character, Hiccup, the son of the leader of the Shaggy Hooligans tribe, has to go through such a difficult and even life-threatening task. And how he will cope with it, you will learn by reading this book.
“My family and other animals”, Gerald Durrell (5+)
The humorous autobiography of the foreign “Nikolai Drozdov” at one time captivated all readers, young and old. The author, with his inherent sense of humor, describes his childhood adventures on the Greek island of Corfu, where he moved with his entire huge family — his mother, brothers and sister. It was here that the future zoologist for the first time began to truly learn the unknown and study the wonderful world of animals.
It is impossible to remain indifferent to such a cozy, cheerful and inspiring book. Many topics are intertwined here: the problem of fathers and children, the problem of finding oneself, the problem of good and evil. And best of all, the story is told in a slightly swashbuckling style — the perfect book to share a laugh and let go of worries.
“Petson is sad”, Sven Nurdqvist (0+)
The work “Petson is sad” is part of the cycle of the writer Sven Nurdqvist about the old man Petson and his cat Findus. What is interesting about this book? The author plunges his hero into a state of autumn melancholy, and the restless cat does everything to cheer up his friend.
The seemingly ordinary situation begins to play with bright colors from how Findus is trying to return Petson to a positive mood. The author creates a truly warm, kind, sincere story that will ideally complement home reading with a child on a cloudy gray evening.
“The Extraordinary Adventures of Karik and Vali”, Jan Larry (0+)
There is nothing more exciting than reading about the fantastic travels of your peers! And the book “The Extraordinary Adventures of Karik and Vali” is direct proof of this. The book became popular more than 80 years ago, and after being filmed and translated into foreign languages, the work was included in the list of the best children’s books.
The main feature of “Adventures” is that the author in an artistic and adventure manner tells children about how our world works and about who inhabits it.
Karik and Valya, brother and sister, accidentally drink a lemonade-like elixir created by the scientist Enotov. Because of this, they decrease several times, and therefore are forced to look for a way out, simultaneously protecting themselves from dangerous insects and wandering among plants.
“Grandmother! Frieder shouts, Gudrun Mebs (0+)
How many books have been written about mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters … And so little about grandmothers! The German writer Gudrun Mebs decided to correct this injustice by creating a whole collection of everyday stories about little Frieder and his grandmother.
Despite the absence of fairies, dragons and wands in the book, it is still interesting to read it. The work captivates with its simple humor, familiar everyday stories, mutual jokes. Frieder and his grandmother are not just relatives. They are true friends who are not inferior to each other in the spirit of adventurism and immediacy.