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 »

I am NOT a Dinosaur!

I am NOT a Dinosaur!

I’m sticking with a prehistoric theme today.  This morning saw me talking about Dinotrux toys and this afternoon I’m sharing a prehistoric delight in the form of a great, factual book. I am NOT a Dinosaur! is another great find from Sterling Books, which is written by Will Lack and illustrated… Continue reading »

Where Do Garbage Trucks Go?

Where Do Garbage Trucks Go?

There are a number of things I miss about Monkey being at school, one of them being our weekly wait for the arrival of the dustbin lorry.  He’d get so excited when he’d hear it reversing down our road and we’d always have to stand on the doorstep watching the… Continue reading »

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 »

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 »

Man Gave Names to All the Animals

Man Gave Names to All the Animals

As you all know we love animals here, and as we’ve recently visited both Twycross and Whipsnade Zoo’s I thought the newly published Man Gave Names to All the Animals would be a lovely book to share with Monkey. Man Gave Names to All the Animals is a rather unusual picture… Continue reading »