Review – Pat-a-Cake Baby

Every half-term, T has a new nursery rhyme to learn at Big Boy School. And on every car journey we all have to listen to a DREADFUL nursery rhyme CD. So, when T heard that tonight's choice had Pat-a-Cake in the title, he immediately picked out Pat-a-Cake Baby, by Joyce and Polly Dunbar, for his... Continue Reading →


Review – Pirates in the Supermarket

After a busy day celebrating mummy's birthday a teenie bit early, T picked out Pirates at the Supermarket, by Timothy Knapman and Sarah Warburton, for tonight's bedtime story. In this story, our young narrator is at the supermarket with his mum when he notices something unusual - there appear to be pirates everywhere! And he... Continue Reading →

Review – Ten Little Princesses

After a day of watching variations of Three Billy Goats Gruff on YouTube, I though a traditional tale was a certainty tonight but, as always, T had a mind of his own and demanded Ten Little Princesses, by Mike Brownlow and Simon Rickerty, for tonight's bedtime story. This is our third encounter with the 'Ten... Continue Reading →

Review – Between Tick and Tock

Tonight, T was finally tempted away from his library pile by a gorgeous-looking book that Father Christmas dropped off recently - Between Tick and Tock by Louise Greig and Ashling Lindsay. The events of this book take place in a grey city which is always in a rush. Loneliness and loss are prevalent but, thankfully,... Continue Reading →

Another FRED Reviews… Jamberry

As part of an eagerness to expand the blog and share other dads (and mums) reading, I will be running a new, semi-regular feature sharing other dad’s reading and discussing reading! Up first is Dave, who tweets as @1BeardedDad – definitely worth a follow! Review - Jamberry by Bruce Degen When choosing a book to... Continue Reading →

Review – Fright Club

Despite many Christmas books waiting to be read, T can't resist the call of his library pile at the moment, picking out Fright Club, by Ethan Long, for tonight's bedtime story. Halloween is fast approaching and Vladimir has called a final meeting of Fright Club in order to go over Operation Kiddy Scare one last... Continue Reading →

Review – The Knight who wouldn’t Fight

For tonight's bedtime story, T returned to his library #tbr pile to pick out The Knight who wouldn't Fight, by Helen Docherty and Thomas Docherty, for his bedtime story. Leo is a gentle knight who much prefers reading to fighting. Mum and Dad aren't overly keen on this though and feel he should be fighting... Continue Reading →

Review – Juniper Jupiter

This week T has been enjoying dressing up as a budget superhero - underpants on the head and jumper round his neck as a cape. When he spotted a flying girl on the front cover he immediately demanded, "I want the superhero," picking Juniper Jupiter, by Lizzy Stewart, for his bedtime story. Juniper Jupiter is... Continue Reading →

T’s 2019 Week 1 Book of the Week

Continuing his tradition of picking his favourite book each week is something we both decided we wanted to do, but on a new day to ensure a full 7 options every week! For his first #BookoftheWeek for 2019, T decided he wanted, "the Pigeon who not let to drive the bus!" You can read our... Continue Reading →

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