I think Ariel is taking after her mummy in this respect. I had to read her three stories and go through her farm-animal book twice before bedtime today – and she would have sat through more if I’d had the patience (yeah, yeah, bad mother, I know!)

Best of all, she has graduated to paper picture books, not just board books. She still likes her board books, but the fact that she can also be trusted with paper one is Good News.