Wriggly Nativity

Picture books help children (and all of us) learn about the world around us - past, present and potential. And oh how children love to learn! Any new experience will inspire questions and ideas, and books support these questions - as well as the parents who are desperately trying to answer them against the repetitive... 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 →

Are You Ready for Christmas?

Ooooooo this book is pretty! I appreciate that's not the kind of thought out, meaningful and heartfelt review I usually produce on here. But it's Christmas, and at Christmas time I like a bit of pretty! I love the glitter and the window displays and the handmade decorations and the metallic sheen on everything. I... Continue Reading →

Santa is coming to a town near you!

This competition is now closed. Polly was the lucky winner. Thanks to everyone who entered. Santa is Coming to Sussex by Steve Smallman and Robert Dunn has been a very pleasant surprise. I am quite sceptical when it comes to personalised books that put your name or town in the spotlight. I worry that they... Continue Reading →

Snowflakes

Every snowflake is different, every snowflake is perfect. Cerrie Burnell has made a name for herself as an actress and a children's presenter on cbeebies, as well as a theatre practitioner. Her theatre show The Magical Playroom is currently touring the UK. Now she has published her first children's book Snowflake, illustrated by Laura Ellen... Continue Reading →

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