Know Your Nature: British Wildlife Book Review

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

There’s A Dinosaur On The 13th Floor by Wade Bradford

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

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

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

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

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