Disclaimer: We received this item for the purpose of this post. All opinions are our own. Erin, from as soon as she could walk I think, wanted to be outside. She would be outside no matter if it was snowing, raining or if there was a massive storm outside. She is so interested in anything growing, the leaves on the ground and we are encouraging her to be friends with the bugs… no matter how scared I might be myself. As someone who grew up pretty much hating the outdoors and any kind of bug that could fly, I don’t
Every night before bed Erin likes to read a few books. We have a lovely collection at the moment but we always like to change it up which is why we are always looking for new books that we think she will like. The lovely people at Walker Books recently sent us There’s A Dinosaur On The 13th Floor by Wade Bradford. Mr Snore checks into a hotel room, only to discover that the room is already occupied – by a mouse! So the porter moves Mr Snore up a floor to a new room. Alas, that room seems to be
Erin’s imagination is really starting to shine and I love the things she comes up with. I think being at nursery 3 days a week and being encouraged to use her imagination has really helped. Now, it’s up to us at home to keep encouraging Erin and with the help of books like Dragon Post, we can do that. One day Alex finds a dragon living in the cupboard under the stairs. Luckily he knows just what to do. He writes letters to lots of different people – including the fire brigade and the butcher– to ask how he should
Something I have always loved about reviewing books is the thought that goes into the promotion of them. Years ago I only used my blog to review books and I remember all of the cool merchendise that came with them sometimes. We were recently sent Angry Cookie By Laura Dockrill and the package we got was really cool! Along with the book we received stickers, a pin badge and a cookie with Angry Cookie on it! OH NO! Barbra the cactus won’t stop playing her recorder, the yummy strawberry toothpaste has run out, and now – to top it all off
It’s been quite some time now since I was a book blogger but we are lucky enough to still receive a few books for review now and again. Sometimes, something seriously special gets sent and that was exactly the case for this book; Ten Horse Farm: A Pop-up Spectacular by Robert Sabuda. I hadn’t heard of it before but as soon as I opened that first page, I was wowed. Turn the pages and discover the beautiful horses of Ten Horse Farm jumping, grazing, racing and resting. Can you find the grey, the dappled and the roan? What other animals can
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.
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
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