Review: Barry the Fish with Fingers and the Hairy Scary Monster

For tonight's bedtime story, T picked out a book with an interesting looking main character and a very long title - Barry the Fish with Fingers and the Hairy Scary Monster by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet. Barry, the fish with fingers (think Captain Birds Eye rather than standard digits), is playing hide and seek... Continue Reading →

Review: An A to Z of Pirates

T's face lit up when he saw tonight's choices and I knew he would immediately pick this one - An A to Z of Pirates by Caroline Stills and Heath McKenzie. Rather than a story, what we have here is a run down of all things pirate, told in the form of an A to... 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 →

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