#Magic Moments – a trip to the Library

A trip to the Library is my magic moment for this week. As you are well aware we love books in this house, and reading is something that has always been part of my life.  I cannot imagine a life without books and the joy they bring – knowledge, escapes,… Continue reading »

Shumba’s Big Adventure – A book review for Orion Star

As you may remember we recently reviewed a couple of books from Orion Book’s Early Reader range.  Obviously Monkey is too young at 3 and half to be reading by himself, but I read a variety of books to him, from simple board books to the Plant Locator magazine! He… Continue reading »

Sunshine and Snowballs / Goodnight Little One – Book Buddies Review for Parragon Books

We are thrilled to be a part of the Book Buddies team working with Parragon Books. Yes, I think you all know by now that Monkey and I have a slight obsession for books, I’m seriously thinking that our spare room is going to have to become Monkey’s own personal… Continue reading »

Jump Up and Join In – Reading, Music, Singing and soon to be an App

Jump Up and Join In

Earlier this week Monkey and I were invited to London by Egmont to meet Carrie and David Grant, and to hear about Jump Up and Join In – otherwise known as #juji. Based on six energetic picture books, JUJI is about making music, jumping up and joining in. I was… Continue reading »

Tractor Ted – Book reviews – Meets the Animals and Big Machines

As you know we love all things Tractor Ted so when we received some of the Tractor Ted books to review I was very interested to see what Monkey thought to them. The first one we read was Tractor Ted Meets the Animals (there is also an accompanying DVD) …….. Continue reading »

Big Picture Press – a pre-publication review

As you know, I love books with a passion and luckily Monkey seems to love them too – so I do everything I can, to keep that enthusiasm going. I also love maps, be it my map postcard obsession or atlas’.  As a child I spent hours looking through my… Continue reading »

Early Reader review for Orion Childrens Books

As you will know from reading my blog I am passionate about reading and about spending quality time with Monkey encouraging his love of books. We spend a lot of time reading at home and borrowing books from the library. We were thrilled to be asked by the lovely people… Continue reading »

Can I have a Monkey story please Mummy?

You know I love books from all the posts I’ve written about them over the months since I started this blog.  So far, Monkey feels the same way. Long may that last! Our bedtime ritual involves at least 3 books from his expanding collection.  It’s a lovely time, at the… Continue reading »

Three little books from My Little Big Town

Monkey was feeling rather poorly last week and was in need of some cheering up, so we were both thrilled when three lovely little books arrived on our doormat from My Little Big Town.  We had received their newly published pre-school books ‘Where’s the Scone?‘ by Beth Dexter-Smith, ‘The Monster… Continue reading »

30% Discount code for Scented books – grab it here!

Yesterday I reviewed the Splotz and Theo at the Park scented books – great ideas. The lovely people at Autumn Publishing are offering a 30% discount on their website for this week which includes the scented books I’ve highlighted above.  Just add the code halfterm at the checkout 🙂 with… Continue reading »