When Big was around 12 or 13 she read pretty much constantly, often books I was interested in - we'd rush to be first at a new YA, and wait impatiently for the other to finish so that we could discuss it. Small is a different kettle of fish. Although he is an extremely competent reader, his first … [Read more...] about The Inventory: Iron Fist by Andy Briggs (review with giveaway)
We've been fans of Q Pootle 5 since way back when - our first encounter was via a library book when Small was actually small ;) I love Nick Butterworth's work, the story is straightforward, the illustrations are clear, and above all else, it's fun. (I particularly love Colin the cat.) When I heard Q … [Read more...] about Q Pootle 5: Pootle the Explorer – review and giveaway
Super heroes are big news in our house and have been for years. But it has been an issue that there aren't any girls to speak of in the media, they don't feature in films, comics or TV series (and let's not get started on merchandise) - Smallest particularly feels that that is an oversight. And to … [Read more...] about Win £100 Visa Card with DC Super Hero girls.
A little while ago we were sent some Miles Kelly phonics books to review. At the time, Smallest was completely uninterested, so they languished on a pile, looking very attractive but being mainly unloved. A couple of weeks ago, she had a new burst of interest in the whole reading process, and as is … [Read more...] about Reading together – Fairytale phonics from Miles Kelly
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 … [Read more...] about #NeverRunOut – creating a picture book with #HPInstantInk