Review: Hooey Higgins and the Tremendous Trousers

We finally found a funny, silly story were the main character isn't awful! Hurrah for Hooey Higgins and the Tremendous Trousers by Steve Voake and Emma Dobson. Hooey's class is learning all about health and safety, and when a homework to design something to make the world a safer place is set alongside the promise... Continue Reading →

Review: The Tales of Beedle the Bard

Having introduced T to the world of Harry Potter with a watch of the first movie over Christmas, I was pleased to see him pick out our first read within the wizarding world - The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling and Chris Riddell. The edition we read was a gorgeous, colourful hardback... Continue Reading →

Review: I Am Sort of a Loser

So, the book we have been reading this week - I Am Sort of a Loser by Jim Smith - is the literary equivalent of Mrs Brown's Boys: you will either find it unbelievably hilarious or exceptionally terrible! We did not like it! The story stars an incredibly annoying lead character called Barry Loser who... Continue Reading →

Review: The Couch Potato

This evening T decided he fancied a read with Mummy at bedtime so that meant I got to do a bedtime story with L and we decided to explore a new picture book together - The Couch Potato by Jory John and Pete Oswald. The Couch Potato is a mirror held up to all of... Continue Reading →

Review: Climate Emergency Atlas

We were really fortunate to receive some awesome #bookpost recently that was right up T's (and my) street - Climate Emergency Atlas by Dan Hooke and including a forward by Liz Bonnin. The first thing to say about this epic slice of non-fiction is that it is incredibly well researched and presented in an accessible... Continue Reading →

Review: The Great Fire of London

T's remote learning topic for this half-term is The Great Fire of London, and when he saw that his best friend had this book, he had to be like her and immediately have it - The Great Fire of London by Emma Adams and James Weston Lewis. This is an awesome slice of fiction that... Continue Reading →

Review: Animal Stories for 6 Year Olds

This week we have been reading a book we found at the charity shop before Lockdown 3.0 - Animal Stories for 6 Year Olds, collected by Helen Paiba and illustrated by Atholl McDonald. Being completely honest and upfront, we would not recommend this book. It is so dated, its quite hard to believe it was... Continue Reading →

Review: The Snowman

Over the Christmas period, we decided we really had to be reading something festive, and decided on The Snowman by Michael Morpurgo. Having a go at reworking a classic story, much loved in its picture book and TV adaptation forms, is always going to be a big ask, and Michael bravely takes it on after... Continue Reading →

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