Day 114: Review – Grumpy Frog

For tonight's bedtime read T picked out Grumpy Frog by Ed Vere. Despite the suggestion in the title, Frog is adamant that he is not grumpy. However, we soon learn that this is only true if things are just as Frog likes them. As long as everything is green, Frog and his friends are hopping... Continue Reading →

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Day 113: Review – The Nonsense Show

T picked up tonight's read at the library this weekend because it had a banana on the front. Thankfully, there is a lot more going on once you open the doors to The Nonsense Show by Eric Carle. There is a dedication in the book to RenĂ© Magritte who famously painted a pipe and wrote... Continue Reading →

Day 112: Review – Dinosaur Farm

When he spotted the tractor, and then the dinosaurs, on the front cover there could be only one choice. For tonight's bedtime story T picked out Dinosaur Farm by Frann Preston-Gannon. The premise for this read is simple enough. We meet a farmer and are talked through his long and laborious day on the farm.... Continue Reading →

Day 111: Review – Robopop

We had a visit to the library today so T had a lot to choose from, and for his bedtime read he picked out Robopop - A Dad in a Box by Alice Hemming and James Lent. At a 'Bring your Dad to School Day,' Dylan and Daisy are embarrassed as their dad, an inventor... Continue Reading →

Day 109: Review – The Conquerors

After almost picking this one a few times this week, T finally settled on The Conquerors, by David McKee, for his bedtime story. This parable for our times tells of a General who, with a very strong army and 'the cannon,' attacks nearby countries, "for their own good," and, "so they can be more like... Continue Reading →

Day 108: Review – Stomp School

For tonight's bedtime story, T picked out Stomp School by Jeff Norton and Leo Antolini. The book opens with Rikki building a Lego city that his brother destroys. He stomps his foot in anger and impresses his dad so much that dad decides Rikki is ready for Stomp School. Despite being initially apprehensive about all... Continue Reading →

Day 107: Review – Mad in the Back

For tonight's bedtime story T picked out Mad in the Back by Michael Rosen and Richard Watson. A disclaimer to start with - this story will bring back nightmares of those long car journeys with children in the back that all parents have tried to repress. It will also make you laugh out loud at... Continue Reading →

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