Children’s Book Review: Cinderfella

Once upon a time, there lived Cinderfella – a little boy, forever bossed around by his two older brothers, Gus and Gareth. “Turn up the TV! Shine our scooters!” the brothers cry. “Finish our homework!” But on the day of our story, Kayleigh, the town’s kick-fastic karate champion, is having a party, and Cinderfella is determined to dream big, dress fancy and DANCE. He’ll just need a little help along the way from his fairy dog-mother, Ruff – woof!  I think we’re all familiar with the classic story Cinderella and over the years I have seen and read many re-tellings.

Penwizard’s Peppa Pig Party Book Review

If you read our post yesterday about great gifts for 3 year olds you would have seen the Personalised Peppa Pig Party Book from Penwizard. Having a young child means that they have favourite characters from well-known shows and Penwizard specialise in personalised books from shows like Peppa Pig, Paw Patrol and Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom. Erin turns 3 on 1st January and while I know that is some time away yet, it is right on top of Christmas so I have to find presents over the whole year to make sure it’s all sorted in time and also so we

Children’s Book Review: Tropical Terry by Jarvis

Coral Reef City is home to the most dazzling shoals of tropical fish in ALL the ocean. And then there is Terry. Terry looks grey. Terry feels dull. And although he is the best at playing “Hide A Fish”, he can’t help but wonder: Just what would it feel like to be part of that dashing, flashing crew? So, with the help of his friends, he fashions a flashy costume and is ready to impress… “Hello-o-o everybody! Just call me TROPICAL Terry!” But will life as a tropical fish be everything he always dreamed of? One of Erin’s absolute favourite places to go is

Toddler Books We’ve Been Reading: April 2018

Even before Erin was born books have been a big deal in our family. We try to make sure she gets to read (look at) a wide range of books and always has plenty available to her. Each month I’ll be writing about what books we’ve been reading with Erin and sometimes also posting a video! So, here’s what we’ve been reading this month: This month has been a bit of a strange one really because we haven’t done much reading at all. Being away on holiday for a third of the month hasn’t left us with much time. Erin

Potty Training With Penwizard

You may have seen that a little while ago we started potty training with Erin. Well, we started and finished within the space of a week and it wasn’t with a positive outcome. Even after Erin showing 5 out of the 6 main signs of being ready, it was the last one that was stopping us from getting anywhere. Without Erin being able to tell us when she needed a wee or a poo it seemed pointless to keep trying. In need of a bit of extra help, we turned to Penwizard who have a great range of potty training books

Toddler Books We’ve Been Reading: March 2018

Even before Erin was born books have been a big deal in our family. We try to make sure she gets to read (look at) a wide range of books and always has plenty available to her. Each month I’ll be writing about what books we’ve been reading with Erin and also posting a video! So, here’s what we’ve been reading this month: Fergal is Fuming by Robert Starling Erin has been having a few anger issues lately so this book couldn’t have come at a better time. Here’s what the book is about A dragon with a short temper

Children’s Book Review: Fergal Is Fuming

Erin is such a big fan of reading. She might only be 2 but she probably has more books than I do now and I don’t see that changing any time soon. We are always on the look for new books, especially when there are certain issues Erin is having. We were recently sent Fergal is Fuming by Robert Starling from Andersen Press. Obviously, receiving the book for Erin was great but Anderson Press have done some fantastic marketing with this book, which has been shortlisted for the 2018 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. Along with a copy of the book we received

Toddler Books We’ve Been Reading – February 2018

Even before Erin was born books have been a big deal in our family. We try to make sure she gets to read (look at) a wide range of books and always has plenty available to her. Each month I’ll be writing about what books we’ve been reading with Erin and also posting a video! So, here’s what we’ve been reading this month: My Enormous Book Of… These three books came from Lidl and cost around £4.99 each. My mum bought them for Erin at the beginning of the month and they’re fantastic! There is so much to discover inside