Review: Spot a Lot Animals Storybook & Jigsaw

This gift set from Parragon Books includes both a storybook and a double sided jigsaw. The illustrations are really fun, with bright colours and amusing cartoon animals. The book is a counting book, going up from one to ten, with different species of animals on each page, that have escaped from the zoo.… Continue Reading “Review: Spot a Lot Animals Storybook & Jigsaw”

Review: Monkey’s Guide to Starting School Pack

Georgie starts school today, and we have been preparing for this “momentous” occasion with Monkey’s Guide to Starting School, from Monkey Wellbeing. Monkey Wellbeing have a whole range of packs to help your child through the changes and challenges of growing up.… Continue Reading “Review: Monkey’s Guide to Starting School Pack”

Review: The Book of Everyone

James turns 31 a few days after Christmas, so when I was offered a copy of The Book of Everyone to review I thought that it was perfect timing. The Book of Everyone is a personalised book which is jammed full of interesting facts and trivia about the subject of the book, accompanied by stunning graphic design.

As soon as I clicked onto the website, I was impressed. The ordering system is attractive and super easy to use, guiding you through the various steps with ease. Visually, it gave me a great indication of what the product was going to be like, and I already knew that as long as the physical product lived up to the expectations raised by the high standard of the website, that it would be a really lovely book.… Continue Reading “Review: The Book of Everyone”

Review: Marshmallows for Martians, by Adam & Charlotte Guillain and Lee Wildish

Marshmallows for Martians is the sequel to one of Georgie’s favourite books, Spaghetti with the Yeti. The main character, George, is off for a second adventure to Mars in the hopes of meeting some Martians, so he can find out what sweets they like best.… Continue Reading “Review: Marshmallows for Martians, by Adam & Charlotte Guillain and Lee Wildish”

Review: Penwizard Personalised Peppa Pig “My Mummy” book

With Mother’s Day coming up at the end of the month, the latest book from Penwizard’s line of personalised children’s books would make a perfect gift. We were given a voucher code to try the ordering system out for ourselves & review the finished product.… Continue Reading “Review: Penwizard Personalised Peppa Pig “My Mummy” book”

Review: Thomas & Friends Amazing ABC

Georgie loves trains, and really enjoys anything Thomas the Tank Engine, so when we were sent this book to review she was incredibly excited! It’s a lovely big ABC book, with loads of flaps and interesting things to explore.

It is an ABC book, so the text goes “A is for Annie, B is for Bertie, C is for Call,” and so on. The variety of things chosen for each letter are great; not every letter is a train engine! Of course, the favourites are in there, and T is for Thomas! This book is an attractive square hardback book measuring around 25 x 25cm.… Continue Reading “Review: Thomas & Friends Amazing ABC”

Review: Olly the Little White Van Books

We were sent a selection of books based on the new Olly the Little White Van tv show that is currently aired on Milkshake, Channel 5’s kids tv offering. Georgie and Lydia don’t really watch Milkshake but I showed them the show on the 5 on Demand player and they really enjoyed it. We’d already looked at the books before I showed them the show, and Georgie was able to name the four main characters, and Olly’s driver Stan too.… Continue Reading “Review: Olly the Little White Van Books”

Everybody Loves Butterflies

Review: Everybody Loves Butterflies, by Tanis Taylor and Masumi Furukawa

This picture book is a story about accepting change, using the tale of a caterpillar changing into a butterfly. Little Caterpillar is initially resistant to the idea of becoming a butterfly, but eventually accepts that he will still be himself after the change, just with wings.… Continue Reading “Review: Everybody Loves Butterflies, by Tanis Taylor and Masumi Furukawa”

Review: Parragon Finger Puppet Books (Little Learners)

These little finger puppet books are simply adorable. The illustrations are so cute and the puppets match perfectly. I love the slightly muted pastel colours in these books, proving that not all children’s books have to be super-bright and brash to be appealing.… Continue Reading “Review: Parragon Finger Puppet Books (Little Learners)”

Review: Tuck Me In! by Dean Hacohen & Sherry Scharschmidt (Walker Books)

When this book arrived, both myself and Georgie were both instantly drawn to it. The bright colours, playful illustrations and big flaps provide a huge amount of appeal to a two year old. We have now read it quite a few times – and multiple occasions on one day too, which is a rarity for our little girl, who will usually only read each of her books once per day.… Continue Reading “Review: Tuck Me In! by Dean Hacohen & Sherry Scharschmidt (Walker Books)”

Review: Can You Dance to the Boogaloo?

Although I love the look of this book, with its fabulous illustrations and emphasis on encouraging your child to make music, I am struggling to like it whenever I read it to Georgie.

“Can you Dance to the Boogaloo” isn’t really a story book – more of a book about music, dance and is basically just about “getting your groove on”!… Continue Reading “Review: Can You Dance to the Boogaloo?”