Review: Hyde and Squeak

We had a half-term trip to the library today and it was this latest library haul that T picked tonight's bedtime story - Hyde and Squeak by Fiona Ross. As you may or may not have picked up from the playful title, Hyde and Squeak is a picture book twist on the story of Jekyl... Continue Reading →

Review: Tadpole’s Promise

Despite being more than a little averse to this pairing, a colleague leant us tonight's choice before the half-term started and T picked it out. That meant it was a go for Tadpole's Promise by Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross. It's quite hard to know where to start with this review! It's fair to say... Continue Reading →

Review: Let’s Talk About Animals

With some new animal-themed bedding on tonight, T was drawn to the book that, "looks like my bed!" Let's Talk About Animals by Harriet Blackford and Britta Teckentrup. Rather than a story, what we have here is an awesome slice of non-fiction full of animal facts. Most pages come with the added bonus of a... Continue Reading →

Review: Scaredy Squirrel

Tonight, T picked out a story that came with the promise of a Richard & Judy (remember them?!) endorsement on its front cover - Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt. As you can probably infer from the title, Scaredy Squirrel is a bit of a scaredy cat and never leaves his tree. There are pros and... Continue Reading →

Review: The Story of Tantrum O’Furrily

For tonight's bedtime read, T picked out a story by the current Children's Laureate - The Story of Tantrum O'Furrily by Cressida Cowell and Mark Nicholas. Tantrum is a stray cat leading her three hungry kittens over rooftops in search of food. To keep the kittens occupied, she tells them a story about a much-loved... Continue Reading →

Augustus and his Smile

The start of the school holidays means someone has to be poorly, and this time it was mummy's turn. That meant T and I joined Baby L for our bedtime story - Augustus and His Smile by Catherine Rayner. Augustus is a beautiful tiger who is feeling rather sad as he has lost his smile.... Continue Reading →

Review: Dreamweaver

For tonight's bedtime story, T decided on a story that looked like it would have the calming effect he needed after pillow fights and bouncing on his bed minutes earlier - Dreamweaver by Claire Freedman and Carrie May. The Dreamweaver appears as the shadows of night time fall and the moon appears in the sky.... Continue Reading →

Review: Imaginary Fred

Tonight, T finally picked out a book I have been hoping for an age he would choose - Imaginary Fred by Eoin Colfer and Oliver Jeffers. Fred is an imaginary friend who pops into existences whenever a young child finds themselves alone and in need. His life is a sad one though as, eventually, each... Continue Reading →

Review: I Went Trick-or-Treating

Tonight, T once again showed off his like for picking books way out of season, choosing I Went Trick-or-Treating, by Paul Howard, for his bedtime story. The book is essentially a competition between two girls to see who has achieved the most Halloween scares. What starts out as a spider scared quickly becomes a long... Continue Reading →

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