The Queen’s Hat

When I spotted Grace Dent's brilliant article 'What could be more British than to be somewhat proud of this country' I was instantly reminded of a gloriously funny book that popped through the letterbox recently. The witty The Queen's Hat by Steve Antony beautifully illustrates Grace Dent's point that we British folk are "somewhat proud... Continue Reading →

Mum’s the Word

Mothers' day is doubly special in this house because, well, there are two of us! So when these books popped through the letterbox I was very smiley indeed! Mum's the Word by Timothy Knapman and Jamie Littler is delicious! It celebrates the relationship between mother and child through the play of a puppy trying to... Continue Reading →

Merry Christmas, Pip!

I do love a well thought out and designed activity book. When done well they can be an absolute joy - boredom-busting, educational, inspiring and above all, FUN! The Merry Christmas, Pip! Sticker Activity Book was the perfect surprise for Mollie to pull out of her artist's explorer satchel during the drive to Grandma and... Continue Reading →

Gender non-specific characters

During discussions about the lack of female characters in children's picture books, I've noticed a few people saying that they swap the genders of characters as they read books to their children. It's easy enough to say 'she' rather than 'he' as you read along, and it can do wonders to balance out the genders.... Continue Reading →

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