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 »

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 »

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


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 »

Disney Pixar Finding Dory Book of the Film

Disney Pixar Finding Dory Book of the Film

Monkey has loved Finding Nemo since the first time we sat down to watch the DVD together a few years ago.  He’s not a great one for going to the cinema, so we’ve not seen the follow-up film, Finding Dory yet.  When Parragon Books asked if we’d like to read their Disney… Continue reading »

Twenty Four Days to Christmas – a book review

Twenty Four Days to Christmas

I’m sharing a charming book with you today as part of a blog tour. Twenty Four Days to Christmas is written by Fred Arthur and is available in Kindle and Paperback form.  If you’re looking for a book to add to your Christmas themed collection or as part of a book… Continue reading »

Space Patrol Alien Catcher – a personalised story book with giveaway

Space Patrol Alien Catcher

Personalised story books are a favourite here and with Monkey’s birthday fast approaching I wanted to add another to our collection.  Amazing Pages have a range of books aimed at children up to the age of 7 and I opted for their Space Patrol Alien Catcher book for space mad… Continue reading »

Tony & Susan – a book review

Tony & Susan

If you’re going to see Nocturnal Animals in the cinema soon, then I can thoroughly recommend reading the book it’s based on.  Tony & Susan is written by Austin Wright and is available through Atlantic Books. I’ve found Tony & Susan totally gripping, one of those books that you just… Continue reading »