The Big Plug – review and giveaway

The Big Plug

I’m always interested in mixing our love of nature with reading and when I heard about the new Peter Grenville children’s book, The Big Plug, I thought we should have a read of it.  Published last month through Matador Books, The Big Plug is a paperback chapter book aimed at… Continue reading »

A Parcel of Pigs and other Funny Tails – review and giveaway

A Parcel of Pigs and other Funny Tails

There are times when as an avid bookworm it’s hard having a child whose a reluctant independent reader.  Don’t get me wrong, Monkey loves books, he’ll happily let me read to him for hours, but getting him to read.  Oh boy, that’s a totally different story.  It’s not that he… Continue reading »

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 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 »

Tales of Harina – book reviews and giveaway

Tales of Harina

Monkey and I have recently been introduced to the first two books in the Tales of Harina series by Joy R Hartley. The first book in the Tales of Harina series is Harina: The Special Girl.  I did wonder if it might put Monkey off that Harina is a girl,… Continue reading »

Leafy Lee and other bedtime stories

Leafy Lee and other bedtime stories

As you all know we love picture books here, but as Monkey will be 5 very soon I want to start introducing more story books.  He’s still coming round to the idea of more words and less pictures, but Leafy Lee and other bedtime stories has been a great success…. Continue reading »

Albert the Handydog – Stew, Shocks and Soap – a book review

Albert the Handydog - Stew, Shocks and Soap

The 28th April will see the release of Albert the Handydog – Stew, Shocks and Soap , a hardback book written and illustrated by Abigail and Darren Baker. The 27 page hardback book is priced at £12.99 and introduces us to Albert, the pug dog who loves odd jobs. We follow Albert… Continue reading »