The Frog Who Was Blue – review and giveaway

The Frog Who Was Blue

I’m always on the look out for a new book to read with Monkey, and anything involving animals is always a good place to start.  The Frog Who Was Blue is written by Faiz Kermani and was published through Matador Books not long ago. In The Frog Who Was Blue we meet… Continue reading »

The Last Night – a book review

The Last Night

I first discovered Cesca Major when I was asked to review The Silent Hours back in 2015 and I’ve been eagerly awaiting her next novel ever since. In November 2016 The Last Night was published through Corvus Books, and I’ve just finished reading it. 00.03 I’m blaming The Last Night… Continue reading »

Song of the Deep – Merryn’s Journey – review and giveaway

Song of the Deep - Merryn's Journey

There’s nothing I like more than story time with Monkey.  He loves me reading to him and with the holidays upon us, we’ve had more time to curl up on the sofa and read a pile of books together.  He loves adventure books and we’ve discovered a little gem recently… Continue reading »

My 1st JCB Sticker and Activity Books

My 1st JCB Sticker and Activity Books

Monkey has grown up with My 1st JCB as I’ve mentioned in a previous post. The series provides pre-schoolers with a great introduction to the various JCB vehicles, and even now we all call the JCB Fastrac Tractor, Freddie Fastrac.  We recently received a selection of the My 1st JCB Sticker and… Continue reading »

Factivity Robots and Gadgets book

Factivity Robots and Gadgets book

If you’re looking for a sticker book that offers plenty of activities and information then I might have just the thing for you today.  Factivity Robots and Gadgets is a new sticker book from Parragon Books which was published earlier this month.  It includes 300 stickers and 48 pages of… Continue reading »

All of Us and Everything – a book review

All of Us and Everything

I’ve just finished reading All of Us and Everything by Bridget Asher and if you’re looking for a good page turner over the Christmas period, I can thoroughly recommend. Published through Corvus Books last month, we meet the Rockwell sisters, Esme, Liv and Ru. Their mother Augusta ruled the roost when… Continue reading »

WILF Books book subscription service – review and giveaway

Wilf Books book subscription service

It’s so exciting seeing Monkey develop his reading skills and watch him move through the reading bands with his school books.  He’s also, finally started to show a little interest in reading his own books to me, rather than the other way round. It’s never been that he hasn’t loved… Continue reading »

Stone Underpants – review and giveaway

Stone Underpants

Monkey has been learning all about the Stone Age at school this half term so when we were offered the chance to read Stone Underpants, I knew we had to say yes. Published through Maverick Arts Publishing last month this is the latest picture book from Rebecca Lisle. We meet… Continue reading »

Moondance – a book review

Moondance

I used to get a little annoyed when people presumed I had IVF to conceive Monkey.  Yes I was over 40, but actually I fell for him within three months of trying.  I suppose I took that fact for granted, until we were trying for our second child.  The month after… Continue reading »

The Inventing Tubes – review and giveaway

The Inventing Tubes

Monkey and I have recently been reading The Inventing Tubes by Bryony Supper.  It’s a newly published picture book from Matador Books, and is the first in the series of A Pasta Kidz and Petz Adventures.  The books are aimed at children aged 4-7 years of age. In The Inventing Tubes  we… Continue reading »