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.

Over the River & Through the Wood

In Over the River & Through the Wood we follow family members as they travel near and far to reach their grandparents home in time for some holiday celebrations.  They’ve all received a special invitation including a request to bring their favourite pies.  Monkey’s face lit up at this point.  A book involving numerous modes of transport, and food! Immediate winner.

Over the River & Through the Wood

The story is told in rhyming text with some action packed illustrations from Kim Smith. It’s a fast paced read as we follow the disasters that wait for each family as they try to be reunited.  As luck would have it, each family is rescued by a kind gentleman with a sleigh ridden by his trust horse.  Will everyone get to the grandparents house before the pies get cold?

We’ve both really enjoyed Over the River & Through the Wood, there are a few American English words to be aware of, especially if children are trying to read the story for themselves.  But it’s a charming book and will be well read here in the years to come.

Priced at £11.99, I’ve included my Amazon affiliate link below for your reference.

disclaimer:  we were sent this book in exchange for an honest review


I’d love to share Over the River & Through the Wood with you and I have three copies to give away!  Just complete the Gleam form below for your chance to win.  Good luck.


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About Over 40 and a Mum to One

A Mum with a 9 year old son, enjoying life and having fun as my son travels through school life. We love to get outdoors whenever possible and make the most of the world around us. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing days out, toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

85 thoughts on “Over the River & Through the Wood

  1. I make a Gingerbread house with my kids each year! We make it towards the end of November then taste it when we have finished decorating our tree at the beginning of December! It is a tradition in our home!

  2. I make christmas chocolate covered pretzels. They usually do star shaped ones in the shops, coat them in chocolate, and sprinkle with stars, glitter, etc! SO effective, yet so easy!

  3. Homemade mince pies – these are dangerous and although I have all the ingredients in ready to eat, I will hold off to a few days before or I will eat the lot and gain a stone lol

  4. My mother-in-law makes the most delicious Scottish Shortbread and we all look forward to a fresh batch arriving just before Xmas. 🙂

  5. My favorite Christmas treat to share with the family is Chocolate Celebrations.. it just brings the whole family together x

  6. My favourite Christmas treat is my wife’s vegetarian roast which I could consume every day of the week. Healthy and delicious!

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