Review – You Must Bring a Hat

Tonight I was back with T and, despite some strong nudges in the direction of Shirley Hughes' Dogger, he picked out You Must Bring a Hat, by Simon Philip and Kate Hindley, for his bedtime story. The story of this story is a young boy who receive a party invite which comes with a fairly... Continue Reading →

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Review – Mrs Mole, I’m Home!

T decided today, again, that he wanted to do bedtime with mummy so that meant I got to enjoy another bedtime story with Baby L. For tonight's read, we chose Mrs Mole, I'm Home! by Jarvis. This is a simple, silly story about a short-sighted mole who can't find his glasses and decides to head... Continue Reading →

Review – Little Big

Despite T being pretty much asleep after a visit to see his new baby cousin (born this morning!), he insisted on a story and Little Big, by Jonathan Bentley, felt appropriate. Little Big is the story of a young boy who wants to be bigger, just like his big brother. Through a series of spreads,... Continue Reading →

Review – Wild Violet!

For tonight's bedtime story, T was attracted to "the cheeky monkey" on the front cover of Wild Violet! by Alex Latimer and Patrick Latimer. Now, the cheeky monkey tag could be given to the actual monkey on the front cover of this book, or it could just as easily be a label for the young... Continue Reading →

Review – Open Very Carefully

After a busy day exploring castles, abbeys and England's highest waterfall, T still had enough energy for an exciting, interactive bedtime story - Open Very Carefully by Nicola O'Byrne and Nick Bromley.The story begins with a suggestion that this might be a retelling of the Ugly Duckling fairytale, but that is soon thrown out when... Continue Reading →

Review – Tiger Lily

Tonight, T decided he wanted to read with mummy so I got to share another story with Baby L. Together we read Tiger Lily by Gwen Millward. Lily is a little girl who has a mischievous friend, Tiger. Whenever mess has been made, or cakes have been eaten, Tiger is always the one to blame.... Continue Reading →

Review – Little Bear’s Spring

For tonight's bedtime read, T picked out a gorgeous-looking book we received recently - Little Bear's Spring by Elli Woollard and Briony May Smith. Little Bear wakes up one morning to a vast and seemingly empty world, devoid of life and covered in snow. With no-one to play with, Bear spots a stone and heads... Continue Reading →

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