Scented books? What a great idea

When I was asked to review a range of Smellessence Splotz books, published through Autumn Publishing, I have to say I was rather intrigued. Smellessence state: We are the leading publisher of ‘scented’ books for children that are fun, engaging and encourage children to read. This new and exciting technology involves children… Continue reading »

Book Review – Grandpa’s Garden

As you will know from a recent post on a BritMums meet up and another post I have fallen in love with Barefoot Books.  They saw my post discussing their books and very kindly offered to let me review another book for them. One super happy Mummy!! I had their… Continue reading »

Treasured possessions

I think it’s fairly obvious to any reader of this blog that I LOVE books, I have felt the same way all my life, and will do my best to pass the passion on to Monkey.  Daddy P doesn’t read anything – tut, tut! As an adult I have tended… Continue reading »

Book review – Cheeky Harry Loves …..

Monkey and I were very pleased to be offered a copy of ‘Cheeky Harry Loves ……’ by Laura Payne by Cheeky Harry and Friends recently to review.  This is a new company and ‘Cheeky Harry Loves ….’ is their first publication and aimed at the under 5’s. We opened our… Continue reading »

Have you discovered Barefoot Books? So glad I now have

Last week I went to my first BritMums meet up in Oxford. It was hosted by Barefoot Books in Summertown and was also my first visit to the shop.  As soon as I walked in I was in heaven.  The decor is so unusual and really vivid, and the book… Continue reading »

Honour by Elif Shafak

I love reading and try to make sure that I spend some time with a good book every night as my ‘Mummy Treat’ to end the day.  I was delighted to find the BritMums/Penguin Book Club and jumped at the chance to join and read their March Book Club book… Continue reading »

Book Review – Sometimes…. by Emma Dodd

I was very fortunate last week, to be one of 3 winners of a Twitter competition run by Templar Publishing, the prize being the paperback book Sometimes ….. by Emma Dodd.  I was thrilled as we already have her book Me……. which we adore. Sometimes ….. tells the story of… Continue reading »

The Jelly that Wouldn’t Wobble – a book review

The Jelly that wouldn't Wobble

We would like to thank Izziwizzi Kids and Maverick Arts Publishing for the opportunity to review our first book!  Monkey and I were very excited to receive ‘The Jelly that Wouldn’t Wobble‘ by Angela Mitchell, with illustrations by Sarah Horne. We hope you find our video review interesting …… Monkey… Continue reading »

The joy of reading with my Monkey :)

Digger Driving

I can’t imagine a life without books; I’ve been surrounded by them for as long as I can remember.  When my brother and I were small we regularly visited our local library with my Mum and I have been a bookworm ever since. Long before I ever dreamt of having… Continue reading »