Don't Bug the Insects

Don’t Bug the Insects – review and giveaway

We had a wonderful day out at Marwell Zoo recently and got to watch some remarkable Leaf Cutter Ants hard at work.  You all know we love insects here, but it’s normally butterflies and dragonflies that steal the limelight. Watching the ants hard at work reminded both me and my 7 year old son just […]

The Jungle Book and Other Classics

The Jungle Book and Other Classics – giveaway

One of the first films my son ever watched was the Disney classic, The Jungle Book.  Over the last few years we’ve read picture books based on the film, but we’ve not tackled the book that the film was actually based on.  That was until recently, anyway.  Published through Sterling Books in April, we’ve been […]

Song of the Deep - Merryn's Journey

Song of the Deep – Merryn’s Journey – review and giveaway

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 with Song of the Deep – […]

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 by Jonny Lambert. Monkey has […]

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 dustbin men at work.  They’d […]

Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk – review and giveaway

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 by John Cech which was […]