Book Review, Guest Post, Picture Books

Herman Needs a Home by Lucy Noguera & Emma Latham ~ Guest Post

Herman Needs a Home from Lucy Noguera and Brilliant Monster Books is a delightful picture book packed full of facts about hermit crabs. Herman and his sister, Hiro, are growing. That means their shells no longer fit. Hiro is lucky enough to find a new shell to move into, but not Herman. He looks everywhere… Continue reading Herman Needs a Home by Lucy Noguera & Emma Latham ~ Guest Post

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Happy Sad by Pippa Goodhart & Augusta Kirkwood ~ Blog Tour

Even when life is fun, full of friends and absolutely joyful, we can still have mixed-emotions - the feeling of being Happy Sad. Toby learns about this feeling when he meets a stranded mermaid in a rock pool near his home by the sea. He takes her to his house and looks after her the… Continue reading Happy Sad by Pippa Goodhart & Augusta Kirkwood ~ Blog Tour

Book Review, Picture Books

We Sang Across the Sea by Benjamin Zephaniah & Onyinye Iwu

We Sang Across the Sea: The Empire Windrush and Me by Benjamin Zephaniah and illustrated by Onyinye Iwu is the inspiring story of Mona Baptiste - a singer and actress born in Trinidad in 1928. At the age of 20, she travelled to England on the Empire Windrush wanting nothing more than to sing. She… Continue reading We Sang Across the Sea by Benjamin Zephaniah & Onyinye Iwu

Book Review, Picture Books

Fantastic Picture Books from Gecko Press

Bumblebee Grumblebee by David Elliot A wonderfully fun play on words, Bumblebee Grumblebee encourages children to experiment with sounds and enjoy the silliness of language. Each page depicts an activity from a small child's life - getting dressed, playing, even going to the potty - and twists it into something funny. This beautifully illustrated board… Continue reading Fantastic Picture Books from Gecko Press

Book Review, Picture Books

The River by Tom Percival

The movement of the river, the changing of the seasons and the details of the beautiful setting lay the foundations for this powerful story about friendship, grief and healing. Rowan loves to play by the river with his fun-loving dog. The emotions of the river echo the emotions of the boy - light and joyful… Continue reading The River by Tom Percival

Book Review, Guest Post, Picture Books

One Camel Called Doug by Lu Fraser & Sarah Warburton ~ Guest Post

One Camel Called Doug is a counting book with a difference. Overflowing with personality and charm, there is so much to look at and enjoy on every page. I had the immense pleasure of reading this wonderful picture book with my friend Jake who's three. He's already a big fan of The Littlest Yak so… Continue reading One Camel Called Doug by Lu Fraser & Sarah Warburton ~ Guest Post

Book Review, Picture Books

Isabelle and the Crooks by Michelle Robinson & illustrated by Chris Mould

Michelle Robinson is one of my children's favourite picture book authors. There are so many great stories to choose from. They've read and reread There's a Lion in my Cornflakes while discussing which animal they'd like to win and found The World Made a Rainbow wonderfully touching after a year of lockdowns. Isabelle and the… Continue reading Isabelle and the Crooks by Michelle Robinson & illustrated by Chris Mould

Book Review, Picture Books

Chicken Little and the Big Bad Wolf by Sam Wedelich

When I was small, the story of Chicken Little was one of my favourites. I remember listening to it at preschool and keeping one eye on the sky just in case it started falling! We first meet this modern Chicken Little in Chicken Little: The Real and Totally True Tale! Chicken Little and the Big… Continue reading Chicken Little and the Big Bad Wolf by Sam Wedelich