Review: Gordon the Gremlin

We had a second picture book for the week tonight as it was our stop on the #blogtour for a book released into the world just yesterday - Gordon the Gremlin by brother and sister duo Lizzie Exton and Tom Exton. Gordon is the naughtiest of gremlins and causes all manner of mess and disaster... Continue Reading →

Review: The Spots and the Dots

Tonight we dipped back into the world of picture books to read a book that is actually two books in one - The Spots and the Dots by Helen Baugh and Marion Deuchars. We decided to start our reading in the blue corner with the Dots, a small tribe who live on one side of... Continue Reading →

Review: Flat Stanley

We started this week with a classic that caught T's interest immediately on seeing the front cover - Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown. As you can probably infer from the title, Stanley is the star of the story and he ends up flat after a noticeboard falls on him during the night. Whilst this might,... Continue Reading →

Review: The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog

This week, we have been reading a book that I first read with a book club I ran as a teaching assistant back in 2012 - The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog by Jeremy Strong and Nick Sharratt. The story is narrated by Trevor, a hapless young boy who makes a big mistake when he accepts his mums... Continue Reading →

Review: The Hat Full of Secrets

"My best ever one ever." This is what T declared as we finished the story we have been reading for the last 3 nights - The Hat Full of Secrets by Karl Newson and Wazza Pink. Henry Pepper is a young boy with a secret. And not just any old secret but a proper whopper... Continue Reading →

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