Jack and the Beanstalk – review and giveaway

Jack and the Beanstalk

Fee Fi Fo Fum! Immortal words spoken at the first Pantomime I ever went to as a child at the Princes Hall in Aldershot.  Jack and the Beanstalk has been a favourite of mine since I was a young child and I’ve been introducing Monkey to the latest version retold… Continue reading »

A Pirate’s Twelve Days of Christmas

A Pirate's Twelve Days of Christmas

Ahoy me hearties!  Who loves a storybook involving pirates?  Well, Monkey certainly does, and we’ve got a cracker to share with you today from Sterling Books.  A Pirate’s Twelve Days of Christmas is written by Philip Yates and was released through GMC Distribution in the UK earlier this month. If… Continue reading »

Over the River & Through the Wood

Over the River & Through the Wood

I’ve got a lovely hardback book to share with you this afternoon from Sterling Books, a perfect read with Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner.  Over the River & Through the Wood is written by American author Linda Ashman, the book has been released in the UK through GMC Distribution. In Over… Continue reading »

The Rise and Fall of Oscar the Magician

The Rise and Fall of Oscar the Magician

For some reason I’m always drawn to books telling stories with Monkey’s as the main characters.  I can’t imagine why? The Rise and Fall of Oscar the Magician is a hardback book written by Matthew Porter and is part of the A Monkey World Adventure series. This was the perfect book… Continue reading »

Goodnight Songs – A Celebration of the Seasons

Goodnight Songs - A Celebration of the Seasons

We love the author Margaret Wise Brown and I couldn’t wait to turn the pages of Goodnight Songs – A Celebration of the Seasons with Monkey.  This is a wonderful collection of poems and songs about nature and the changing seasons. Goodnight Songs – A Celebration of the Seasons is accompanied… Continue reading »

Wild Tracks! – book review and giveaway

Wild Tracks!

You might have noticed my first Jim Arnosky book review and giveaway for Slither and Crawl on Saturday. Today I’m sharing another of his books, Wild Tracks! which offers a guide to animal footprints for children. Wild Tracks! again features Jim’s colourful illustrations and includes information on mammals, birds and… Continue reading »

Slither and Crawl – book review and giveaway

Slither and Crawl

We love animals as you know and I’m always on the look out for new books to engage Monkey.  I’ve found a couple that I really like that I’ll be sharing with you this week.  The first is Slither and Crawl by Jim Arnosky, a Sterling Books paperback available through… Continue reading »

First foreign language word board books

First foreign language word board books

As you all know, my parents live in Spain and I’m eager for Monkey to speak Spanish as he grows up.  I recently came across a couple of First foreign language word board books from Sterling Books which would make a charming addition to any youngsters book shelf. How Penguin Says Please… Continue reading »

Larry Gets Lost Under the Sea

Larry Gets Lost Under the Sea

Today I have an absolute gem of a book to share with you.  It’s a picture book, but it is crammed for of educational facts about the world of aquatic creatures.  We explore rock pools and end up in the ocean.  Larry Gets Lost Under the Sea is a magical… Continue reading »