Review: The Pebble in My Pocket

For tonight's bedtime read, T picked out another learning opportunity - The Pebble in My Pocket by Meredith Hooper and Chris Coady. The book opens with a young girl picking up a pebble and wondering about where it had come from. With a turn of the page we are transported back 480 million years to... Continue Reading →

Review: Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and the Really Dreadful Spell

For tonight's bedtime story, T decided on a book made more attractive by the inclusion of four huge pull-out flaps - Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and the Really Dreadful Spell by Kristina Stephenson. Sir Charlie is on his way home after a visit to the magical forest for a Princesses birthday. Unbeknownst to him, everyone... Continue Reading →

Review: Alaska’s Three Bears

It was another find from our recent visit to the local phonebox book swap tonight - Alaska's Three Bears by Shannon Cartwright and Shelley Gill. The book follows the three bears that can be found together only i Alaska and Canada - the polar, brown and black - as they each look for a place... Continue Reading →

Review: The Worm and the Bird

Little Bro L and Mummy have a secret stash of awesome books which we borrowed from for tonight's story - The Worm and the Bird by Coralie Bickford-Smith. In this story, we first meet Worm who is rushing about in a crowded and hectic underground world. Whilst we watch Worm slide around, too busy to... Continue Reading →

Review: Where The Wild Things Are

With a book stock running very low, today we read a story I have been putting off for pretty much the entirety of this blog - Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. In the story, a young boy named Max is making trouble and gets sent to his room without tea and labelled... Continue Reading →

Review: My Funny Family

For tonight's bedtime story, T finally picked a book that has been a 'nearly pick' for the last month or two - My Funny Family by Mike Byrne. My Funny Family is narrated by a young boy who takes great pleasure and pride in introducing us to the many members of his family. There are... Continue Reading →

Review: The Book Without a Story

For tonight's bedtime story, we had a sneaky borrow from L's room, coming away with The Book Without a Story by Carolina Rabei. Set in a library, once the lights are off and the last librarian has left, this book reveals what happens. The books come out off the shelves and talk to each other!... Continue Reading →

Review: Susan Laughs

For tonight's bedtime story, T picked out a book I had been putting off after not being too impressed by previous efforts from this duo - Susan Laughs by Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross. Susan is a lovely young lady and this book is an exploration of all the things she loves to do. Just... Continue Reading →

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