Not Without My Whale

Not Without My Whale

When we first read Not Without My Whale I had a little chuckle to myself.  The story reminded me of a little boy I know very well who couldn’t bare to be parted from his stinky, tatty old teddy. Not Without My Whale is written by Billy Goughlan and illustrated… Continue reading »

Aerodynamics of Biscuits

Aerodynamics of Biscuits

Monkey’s getting to an age where a book title can really grab his attention, when we received the latest picture book publications from Maverick Arts Publishing, one book in particular caught his eye.  Aerodynamics of Biscuits is written by Clare Helen Welsh and illustrated by Sophia Touliatou. With a space… Continue reading »

Time Travelling Toby and the Apollo Moon Landing

Time Travelling Toby and the Apollo Moon Landing

I love books that really spark the imagination.  One’s that provoke discussion and a whole ream of imaginative play ideas with my nearly 6-year-old Monkey.  We’ve been waiting anxiously for the release of Time Travelling Toby and the Apollo Moon Landing, as Monkey has loved the previous two books so much…. Continue reading »

Smelly Louie

Smelly Louie

I’ve been amazed by how clean Monkey has been when he’s come home from school since starting Year One.  There were days when he came home from the Nursery and Reception classes where I seriously thought he must have rolled in every puddle going, had a mud bath shower and… Continue reading »

Small Blue and the Deep Dark Night – review and giveaway

Small Blue and the Deep Dark Night

Did you have a vivid imagination as a child, and see all sorts of things in the dark?  I certainly did, I was convinced something lurked under the bed at one time and that wolves were waiting to eat me once they’d jumped over our neighbours fence.  I can see… 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 »