Riddick and Kiya are three year old twins who love looking at story books, playing outside with their puppy, and creating mischief. Kiya loves stories about princesses and ponies. Riddick’s favorite stories feature superheroes or dragons.
On this page, we will share some of Riddick and Kiya’s favorite stories, along with bite size reviews, photos, and some of their hilarious commentary. Thanks for stopping by. Come back each week to see a new review!
What do Dragons Like to Eat By Megan Langford Illustrated by Ralph Cosentino
“What do Dragons Like to Eat?” is an adorable story that Riddick and Kiya both love. The book features bright illustrations that capture and hold their toddler length attention spans. The language is simple enough to be understood by young children.
“This dragon book is my favorite because he likes to eat lots of silly things, just like me!” -Riddick
“I wish I could spit fire out my nose.” -Kiya
The Gruffallo By Julia Donaldson and Alex Scheffler
The Gruffalo is our absolute favorite story book. (The move, narrated by Helena Bonham Carter is also awesome!) The pictures are bright and engaging. The use of rhyme, and repetitive syntax makes it perfect for young children. By the end of the story, when Mom reads the line “Didn’t you know” Riddick and Kiya both shout “There’s no such thing as a Gruffalo!” and burst into giggles. Who could help loving this unlikely story book, in which a mouse’s imaginary monster ends up being real? This book is an adorable way to encourage creativity. Riddick and Kiya give it 2 thumbs up.
Llama Llama Mad at Mama By Anna Dewdney
All of the llama llama books have received rave reviews from Riddick and Kiya both. This one is a particular favorite. Llama llama is feeling frustrated and impatient at the store. He learns to make shopping fun by shopping with his mama as a team. The fun rhyme of the story keeps the attention of all ages. Llama Llama books will always have a special place on the shelves in our home.