Now that Monkey is back at school it’s so very quiet here, but during the holidays I could certainly empathise with the mother of a little girl called Laura that we meet in Lion Practice. Written and illustrated by Emma Carlisle, this new picture book was released through Pan Macmillan at the end of July.…Continue reading Lion Practice
We are huge fans of Julia Donaldson in this house, and Monkey loves What the Ladybird Heard so much that I took him to see a production of it in Aylesbury last year. It’s a book we read over and over again, so imagine our delight when this arrived through our letterbox recently! What the…Continue reading What the Ladybird Heard Next
Having recently visited Whipsnade Zoo where they have some lovely hippos including the cutest baby you have ever seen, I just knew that Zippo the Super Hippo was going to be well received here. Zippo the Super Hippo is written by Kes Gray, illustrated by Nikki Dyson and was published through Pan Macmillan in July.…Continue reading Zippo the Super Hippo
As you all know Monkey isn’t one for taking risks, just when I think his confidence is growing and he’s trying new things, something will happen and we take a step backwards. Its great when a book comes along which will hopefully help Monkey learn that its ok to try something unexpected from time to…Continue reading The Cow Who Climbed a Tree – review and giveaway
Recently we received an interesting package, all wrapped up, what could it be? Inside the wrapping paper we discovered The Best Birthday Present Ever! and I chuckled. This lovely new picture book is written and illustrated by Ben Mantle was published in January this year. The Best Birthday Present Ever! is aimed at children aged 3 years…Continue reading The Best Birthday Present Ever!
We love Julia Donaldson books here and we’ve recently added a special 10th Anniversary edition of Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book to our collection. We’d not come across Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book before and we’ve been missing out! This book is pure genius as it mixes a number of classic children’s stories into one rhyming picture book.…Continue reading Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book