A Year Full of Stories – review and giveaway

I  can remember as a child have a bumper book of stories, tales to keep me occupied throughout the year.  Now Monkey can experience that too with A Year Full of Stories – a collection of stories and poems for every day of the year!

A Year Full of Stories

A Year Full of Stories is written by Georgie Adams (a favourite author in this house) and contains beautiful illustrations throughout by Selina Young.

I love the idea of reading a story or poem for a specific day and we’ve had a lot of fun after school since receiving this book.

A Year Full of Stories

Monkey runs to his magnetic calendar in the kitchen after school and then comes back to tell me what the day is so we can find the relevant page in A Year Full of Stories.  He’s found the whole idea of starting a book at the back (for November) rather than the beginning quite exciting.

A Year Full of Stories

As you can see in the picture above the stories and poems are all fairly short, which makes this book a great add-on for bedtime reading, or for a chill out moment after school.  It’s a book that will keep Monkey entertained for a long time to come.  This November I’m reading him the stories, by next November I wonder if that will be the case or whether he’ll be reading them to me.  Time will tell.

Priced at £20.00 A Year Full of Stories is an investment, a book to keep the family entertained and it would be well placed on any book shelf.  It’s currently on offer over on Amazon for £15.00 – you can click through my affiliate link below to purchase.

disclaimer:  we were sent this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Now I have some good news for you – Orion Books have kindly offered one reader the chance to win A Year Full of Stories for themselves.  Just complete the Rafflecopter below – good luck!

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The giveaway will close on 10th December 2014 at midnight.

A Year Full of Stories hardback book worth £20.00

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with a 7 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school.We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds.We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure.If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

123 thoughts on “A Year Full of Stories – review and giveaway

  1. My favourite day of the year is June 21st, my son’s birthday. As it’s also my birthday the day before,we have a big friends and family party/bbq complete with 2 birthday cakes- I make his and he makes mine-his creation is always the loveliest though!

  2. I like Christmas Eve. I love the excitement and anticipation in the lead up to Christmas Day itself which is usually a bit of a let down.

  3. the last day of term before the summer holidays as the kids are so excited and happy and i look forward to spending time with them

  4. For me I think it’s New Year’s Eve. I love the feeling that there’s a brand new year coming and thinking of all the things we plan to do.

  5. The day I finish work , prior to Christmas. With a long break , and Christmas to look forward, together with a festive feel at work, I feel so much happier .

  6. Christmas Eve (particularly evening) because anything that hasn’t been bought or done has to be done without as it is too late so a relaxing evening before the BIG day!

  7. Well I would say Christmas Day but the build up is the best 🙂 I am gonna say 15th July 2015 as that is the day I am getting married !!!!! xx

  8. My favourite day is May 1.

    In May, Britain’s flora and fauna has awakened after the winter and everything is so fresh, vibrant and full of life. What’s more, summer is just around the corner. Wonderful!

  9. got to be Christmas day love everything about it for getting up very early with the kids to see if santas been big family Christmas dinner games with all the kids and end the evening with a glass or two of wine perfect

  10. My favourite day of the year is 25th December. I love seeing how excited my children are on christmas morning, seeing family and enjoying all the festivities of the day

  11. My favourite day of the year is the day when we go to the airport for our holidays its the frisson of excitement in the air knowing in a few hours we will all be playing in the sunshine together

  12. My favourite day of the year is the first of January, new years day. It is the day that many call a fresh start. For me, each year I make goals like many. It symbolises a fresh start for everyone.

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