Review: Spinderella

Tonight T plumped for the "funny spider" on the front cover of Spinderella, by Julia Donaldson and Sebastien Braun. Spinderella is a spider who lives with her family in a school. Beyond eating flies and football, there isn't much that interests the family and they certainly don't share Spinderella's passion for numbers. When a came... Continue Reading →


Review: What the Ladybird Heard NEXT

Tonight we had an early story and a late review of a favourite book - What the Ladybird Heard NEXT by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks. We first met the inquisitive Ladybird as she foiled a pair of robbers, Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len, plan to steal a prize cow. Sadly, the pair are out... Continue Reading →

Review: Room on the Broom

For day 4 of the JD-Fest, T picked out an absolute classic - Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. The witch and her cat are out enjoying a ride on their broomstick when the wind blows the witches hat clean off her head. She immediately lands but her search isn't going... Continue Reading →

Review: Cave Baby

Tonight's third choice in our week long celebration of all things JD is Cave Baby, by Julia Donaldson and Emily Gravett. Cave Baby live in a beautifully decorated cave with his artistic mum and hunter-gatherer dad. One day, with his parents distracted by a terrifying beast, Cave Baby picks up a paintbrush and pot before... Continue Reading →

Review: The Troll

Tonight we have that rarest of picturebooks - a non-rhyming Julia Donaldson! We read The Troll by Julia and David Roberts. In this story we meet a troll who seems to be doing everything right. He lives under a bridge patiently waiting for a goat to eat but, alas, no goats ever cross his bridge... Continue Reading →

Review: The Go-Away Bird

To celebrate reaching 650 days, we are going to enjoy a week reading books by one of the most successful picturebook writers of all time and a lady who is responsible for some of the most loved books in our (and probably very many) house! From a healthy stock of potential choices, T picked out... Continue Reading →

Review: Superbat

Our routine was back to normal tonight and T picked out Superbat, by Matt Carr, his bedtime story. Pat is awake in the middle of the day, unable to sleep as he dreams of being like the superheroes in his favourite comics. He sets about making a costume and is quickly decked out as Superbat,... Continue Reading →

Review: Tabby McTat

With Daddy away, Nanny Shirley took on reading duties tonight, sharing Tabby McTat by Julia Donaldson! There was even a story interruption from Daddy just to mix things up!

Review: This Book is Out of Control!

Tonight, Baby L joined in for the bonkers and slightly surreal This Book is Out of Control by Richard Byrne. Bella answers a knock at the door to find her friend Ben with his new remote control firetruck. Ben immediately sets about showing off what his toy can do but there seems to be a... Continue Reading →

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