We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – DVD review and party announcement.

This Thursday, I’m helping host a We’re Going on a Bear Hunt twitter party. There will be tweeting, from UKMumsTV and if you want to find out more about it all, just click on the party button above. I’m guessing that most of my readers are already familiar with We’re Going on a Bear Hunt […]

10 ways to celebrate 10 years of Augustus and his smile.

Augustus and his smile by Catherine Rayner is a very lovely book. It’s about being sad, and finding ways of not being sad. Including dancing in the rain, and going on a very long walk through nature. It *always* makes me smile, and quite often inspires me to go out for one of those walks […]

#NeverRunOut – creating a picture book with #HPInstantInk

I’m absolutely thrilled today to be taking part in the NeverRunOut campaign with HP Instant Ink. Regular readers will know that we’re huge fans of picture books, and to be approached by HP a little while ago to take part in an activity where a group of bloggers work with a well known picture book […]

Playing with Paper – a somethingosaur

A night or two ago our bedtime story was The somethingosaur by Tony Mitton, illustrated by Russell Ayto. It’s a lovely story of a little lost something who treks all over the ancient world, looking for his mother. It rhymes, which makes it easy to read aloud, there’s mild peril (rhyming creature with eat yer!) […]

Angelina Ballerina – breaking the fourth wall in picture books

The Angelina Ballerina books form a series of stories about the heroine, Angelina (a mouse) and her friends and family (also, unsurprisingly, mice). Although ballet is an important interest, it’s not a feature of every story and in fact is barely mentioned in Angelina’s Birthday by Katharine Holabird (Author) and Helen Craig (Illustrator) (affiliate link). […]

Meet picture book author Elli Woollard.

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, I’m getting more and more interested in *everything* about picture books. With that in mind, I tweeted out asking if any picture book authors or illustrators would like to be interviewed, and was thrilled when Elli volunteered. So without further ado – our chat. How did you get into illustrated […]

Lily and Bear by Lisa Stubbs

Pre order at Amazon | at Hive A few weeks ago, over the course of several days, I received a series of postcards, with images of a girl, and a bear. And after those, the most wonderful book Lily and Bear by Lisa Stubbs, arrived. It’s a book about childhood, friendship, imagination, and understanding. It’s […]

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