Review: The Little Bear Who Saved the World

Tonight, T picked a book that sounded like it would be right it our street for his bedtime story - The Little Bear Who Saved the World by Tom Utting and Samira Cusman. Little Bear is out shopping with his mummy. Whilst in a sweet shop, he hears an almighty crack and finds himself separated... Continue Reading →

Review: The Promise

For tonight's bedtime story, T picked out a book I shared with my class last year and which was part of the inspiration for our #lockdown gardening activities - The Promise by Nicola Davies and Laura Carlin. The Promise is the story of a tough young girl who scrapes a living in a horrible, grey... Continue Reading →

Review: The Moosic Makers

For tonight's bedtime story, T was drawn to the "funny animals" on the front cover of The Moosic Maker by Heather Pindar and Barbara Bakos. Joni is a farmer with a barn that plays host to two very talented, musical cows. Some of the other animals are sick of the cows, Celery and Nutmeg, getting... Continue Reading →

Review: Bears in the Forest

For tonight's bedtime story, T picked out a book originally bought for his cousin at the 2012 Hay Festival - Bears in the Forest by Karen Wallace and Barbara Firth. This is one of those non-fiction/story combos that takes you through a couple of seasons in the life of a black bear family. Opening with... Continue Reading →

Review: The Paper Dolls

Tonight it was time for a book from the Queen of PBs with a totally different flavour to most of her offerings - The Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb. This is the story of a young girl who, with some help from her mother, makes a set of paper dolls. The girl... Continue Reading →

Review: Quest

Having read Journey earlier this month, we decided tonight to take our first look at the sequel - Quest by Aaron Becker. Quest sees us rejoin the girl with the red crayon and her new friend, the boy with the purple crayon, as they contemplate a strange and beautiful door. An elderly man wearing a... Continue Reading →

Review: When I Grow Up

We were sort of joined by Little Bro L (he mainly wanted to BOING on his brother's bed) who listened to T read before our bedtime story - When I Grow Up by Melanie Joyce and Lizzie Walkley. The book stars two siblings who spend their day imagining all the different things the might be... Continue Reading →

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