Children’s Book Review: Africa, Amazing Africa

AD | Gifted This weeks’ book review is for Africa, Amazing Africa by Atinuke. The book was published by Walker Books on 3rd October 2019 and can be purchased on Amazon. Atinuke’s first non-fiction title is a major publishing event: a celebration of all 55 countries on the African continent! Her beautifully-written text captures Africa’s unique mix of the modern and the traditional, as she explores its geography, its peoples, its animals, its history, its resources and its cultural diversity. The book divides Africa into five sections: South, East, West, Central and North, each with its own introduction. This is

Children’s Book Review: WildLives: 50 Extraordinary Animals that Made History

AD | Gifted This week’s book review is for WildLives: 50 Extraordinary Animals that Made History by Ben Lerwill. It was published by Nosy Crow on 5th September 2019 and can be purchased on Amazon. In this fascinating and touching book, children can learn about 50 courageous creatures from around the world and throughout history. This captivating collection gathers heart-warming, surprising and often emotionally powerful stories of bravery, discovery and friendship. Featuring a range of animals – from heroes, helpers and adventurers to achievers and many more – young readers will discover some of the most famous and unforgettable animals

Children’s Book Review: What Will You Dream Tonight?

AD | Gifted Today’s book review is for What Will You Dream of Tonight? by Frances Stickley and Anuska Allepuz. The book was published by Nosy Crow on 5th September 2019 and is available to purchase on Amazon.  What will you dream of tonight? Will it be a midnight balloon ride, sailing on the tail of a whale or swinging through the leaves on a jungle trapeze? This dreamy, sumptuously illustrated tale travels through deserts and waterfalls to shipwrecks and dragon-filled skies as a parent wonders where their child’s dreams will take them as they drift off to sleep . .

Children’s Book Review: Bizzy Bear Train Driver

AD | Gifted Today’s book review is all about Bizzy Bear Train Driver by Benji Davies. The book was published by Nosy Crow on 5th September 2019 and can be purchased on Amazon. Bizzy Bear arrives at the station just in time to start his exciting new job – as a train driver! Join him as he guides the big green steam engine through the city, across the level crossing, and then up into the high mountains. But where are he and his passengers going, and will they get there on time? Being a non-driving family means that we get

Children’s Book Review: Flip Flap Frozen

AD | Gifted Today’s book review is for Flip Flap Frozen from Axel Scheffler’s Flip Flap Series. It was published by Nosy Crow on 5th September 2019 and can be purchased on Amazon.  What do you get if you cross a narwhal with a reindeer? It’s a nardeer, of course! And how about a penguin with a beluga? Why, that’s a penuga! With over 121 possible creations, silly names and strange noises to make you giggle, this new Flip Flap book is perfect for preschoolers and ideal for animal fans. With a hilarious rhyming text and brilliant illustrations from Axel

Children’s Book Review: Nuts!

AD | Gifted  Nuts! by Lou Peacock and Yasmeen Ismail was published by Nosy Crow on 1st August 2019. It can be purchased on Amazon. When a little squirrel finds a big pile of nuts, he is VERY excited! But soon he is joined by another squirrel . . . and this squirrel thinks the nuts belong to HER. And when Mouse, Bear, Badger and Rabbit get involved, well, things get VERY confusing indeed! They won’t even listen to wise Rabbit. Will the quarrelsome squirrels ever learn to share? Ever since Erin was really little she has been fantastic at

Children’s Book Review: The Way Home For Wolf

AD | Paid collaboration Being a parent I wish I had all of the answers. Three year olds are full of questions and a lot of the time struggle with things they are thinking or feeling. Sometimes even if I try to explain something to Erin she doesn’t really understand what I’m saying so I have to look for other ways to do things. I always find that books can really help in these kinds of situations. We’ve recently been reading The Way Home For Wolf, which is the fourth book in a series of picture books by Rachel Bright

Children’s Book Review: Bizzy Bear Ambulance Rescue

AD | Gifted Bizzy Bear Ambulance Rescue by Benji Davies was published by Nosy Crow on 7th September 2019. The book is available to purchase on Amazon. Today, Bizzy Bear is working as a paramedic and when the emergency call comes in, there isn’t a moment to lose! Help him speed along in the ambulance and switch on the flashing lights. Then, once he’s rescued the injured cyclist, lift the stretcher and pull back the ward curtain for the doctor. One of Erin’s absolute favourite subjects is the emergency services but I haven’t seen many children’s books that focus on