Day 304: Review – The Gruffalo

Tonight, T and I went trick or treating for the first time, with T dressed as The Gruffalo. That meant, when it came to choosing a bedtime story, there was only ever one book in the running - The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Mouse is enjoying a stroll through the woods but... Continue Reading →

Day 303: Review – Goodnight Tractor

For tonight's bedtime story, T picked out a much-loved book that we have read many times - Goodnight Tractor by Michelle Robinson and Nick East. In this book, a young boy is readying himself for bed by saying goodnight to all his farmyard toys. Before long, the toys are real and the boy is travelling... Continue Reading →

Week 43 Book of the Week!

This week has been packed full of awesome stories and T found it difficult picking a favourite. After managing to get his options down to 3 (The Book With No Pictures, The Darkest Dark and Ben's Trumpet), T eventually selected The Book With No Pictures by B. J. Novak for his 43rd #BookoftheWeek! You can... Continue Reading →

Day 299: Review – The Silent Owl

Today we visited a special place for our family - Otley in West Yorkshire (if you haven't been, you should go. The park is beautiful, there is an awesome cafe called The Dales and the views from Otley Chevin are stunning! Look...) As part of our regular visits, we enjoying browsing for books and picked... Continue Reading →

Day 298: Review – Ben’s Trumpet

Tonight T picked a book that daddy found amongst an extensive collection that mummy had stored away at work - Ben's Trumpet by Rachel Isadora! When a book has a Caldecott Honor medal slapped on the front and reviews on the back which label it, "an artistic tour de force," and, "first-rate," (and they come... Continue Reading →

Day 297: Review – The Darkest Dark

This evening, T rediscovered his space shuttle toy and this led him promptly to tonight's bedtime story choice - The Darkest Dark by Astronaut Chris Hadfield and The Fan Brothers. This story is a semi-autobiographical account of the childhood of Astronaut Hadfield. Chris is a young boy who dreams of being an astronaut. There is,... Continue Reading →

Day 296: Review – Naughty Bus

For tonight's bedtime story, T spotted one of his favourite modes of transport on the front cover and was immediately drawn to Naughty Bus by Jan and Jerry Oke. In this inventive and original book, a young boy receives a toy London bus as a gift and immediately begins some very imaginative play. We see... Continue Reading →

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