A MASSIVE Thank You!

From Day 1 to Day 1000! Yesterday, we completed our 1000th consecutive bedtime story with accompanying review. 998 different books (we accidentally read and reviewed one book twice) and one day with no review as we protested cuts to library services nationwide and the possible closure of our local library (who none of this would... Continue Reading →

Review: A Planet Full of Plastic

Today is Day 1000 (!!!!!) of our blog and probably the last of our daily picture book reviews! To celebrate the occasion, we have been saving a very special book that we were both really excited to read - A Planet Full of Plastic by Neal Layton. Over the last year or two, T has... Continue Reading →

Review: Into the Forest

For tonight's bedtime story, T decided on, "that one with the boring grey cover," (😂😂😂) - Into the Forest by Anthony Browne. Thankfully, what we found inside was anything but boring! A young boy, the narrator is awoken one night by a loud, terrible sound. In the morning, his father is gone and the boy... Continue Reading →

Review: Coming to England

Today we receive some awesome #bookpost that immediately made its way upstairs as our bedtime read - Coming to England by Floella Benjamin and Diane Ewen. Coming to England is the inspirational picture book autobiography of Floella Benjamin. It tells the story of her families decision to move, a little at a time, from their... Continue Reading →

Review: Mrs Noah’s Pockets

Tonight was the last of T's birthday book haul - Mrs Noah's Pockets by Jackie Morris and James Mayhew. It's raining. Heavily. And I guess we will all know what Mr Noah is up to building is ark. Well, it turns out, as well as saving the animals, Mr Noah is taking the opportunity to... Continue Reading →

Review: Last Stop on Market Street

Another birthday book made its way onto the bed for tonight's bedtime read - Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson. This is one of those lovely books in which not much happens and yet we still find ourselves moved by what we read. CJ is fresh out of... Continue Reading →

Review: The Rhythm of the Rain

It was another birthday gift that T picked out for tonight's bedtime story - The Rhythm of the Rain by Grahame Baker-Smith. This beautiful piece of narrative non-fiction opens with a young boy called Isaac playing in his favourite pool. As a light rain starts to fall, Isaac adds his jar of water to the... Continue Reading →

Review: The Way to Treasure Island

The bright, colourful artwork on the front cover drew T in when making tonight's choice - The Way to Treasure Island by Lizzy Stewart. This is the story of a young girl called Matilda and her dad - two people who are very different but always have fun together. Their relationship is put to the... Continue Reading →

Review: There’s a Rang-Tan in My Bedroom

You'll probably recognise this title from the famous Iceland Christmas advert of 2018 that was remarkably band for being 'political'! Well, it has now made its was into our home in picture book form and was picked out for tonight's bedtime story - There's a Rang-Tan in My Bedroom by James Sellick and Frann Preston-Gannon.... Continue Reading →

Review: The Last Tree

This book is bloody brilliant! T's sixth birthday meant he had lots of new books to choose from, and, because he loves and is determined to save nature and wildlife, he picked out The Last Tree by Emily Haworth-Booth. I'll say it again - this book is bloody brilliant. We open following a group of... Continue Reading →

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