Dragon Post By Emma Yarlett

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

Angry Cookie By Laura Dockrill

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

Ten Horse Farm: A Pop-up Spectacular by Robert Sabuda

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

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