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 →

Review: A Planet Full of Plastic

Today is Day 1000 (!!!!!) of our blog and probably the last of our daily picture book reviews! To celebrate the occasion, we have been saving a very special book that we were both really excited to read - A Planet Full of Plastic by Neal Layton. Over the last year or two, T has... Continue Reading →

Review: Into the Forest

For tonight's bedtime story, T decided on, "that one with the boring grey cover," (😂😂😂) - Into the Forest by Anthony Browne. Thankfully, what we found inside was anything but boring! A young boy, the narrator is awoken one night by a loud, terrible sound. In the morning, his father is gone and the boy... Continue Reading →

Review: Coming to England

Today we receive some awesome #bookpost that immediately made its way upstairs as our bedtime read - Coming to England by Floella Benjamin and Diane Ewen. Coming to England is the inspirational picture book autobiography of Floella Benjamin. It tells the story of her families decision to move, a little at a time, from their... Continue Reading →

Review: Mrs Noah’s Pockets

Tonight was the last of T's birthday book haul - Mrs Noah's Pockets by Jackie Morris and James Mayhew. It's raining. Heavily. And I guess we will all know what Mr Noah is up to building is ark. Well, it turns out, as well as saving the animals, Mr Noah is taking the opportunity to... Continue Reading →

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