Tag Archives: Fireman Sam

World Book Day – storytelling session at C’s pre-school

So, today I’ve had pretty much the most brilliantly bookish morning I could ever have hoped for (not even marred by the fact that my car failed its MOT quite comprehensively, grrrrrrrr).  It was an utterly wonderful way to celebrate World Book Day 2013. A month or so ago, I was asked if I would […]

Lovely Lucky Wish Mouse

    ‘Lucky Wish Mouse: Sweet Dreams‘, by Clara Vulliamy (published by Orchard Books) I’ve been meaning to post about this utterly gorgeous book for ages, but I am glad that I’ve only just got around to finishing off the review as it means I can post it today, in celebration of the birthday of […]

Interview with Stella Gurney, who retells ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, illustrated by Lorna Freytag

‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz‘, retold by Stella Gurney, illustrated by Lorna Freytag (published by Carlton Kids) We were lucky enough to be sent this book recently and it’s been an absolute treat to share with the boys.  The story was new to them, though I explained that the book we were reading was based […]

TV tie-in books – a follow-up

A month or so ago, I posted here about books that are created off the back of television series (as opposed to TV series which are created based on books that already exist).  Although I love the Fireman Sam television programme (not that the boys would give two hoots if I didn’t!) and think it’s […]

‘Just Imagine’, by Pippa Goodhart, illustrated by Nick Sharratt

‘Just Imagine‘, by Pippa Goodhart, illustrated by Nick Sharratt (published by Doubleday Childrens)   We were already ginormously HUGE fans of ‘You Choose‘, which is by the same crack team that have created this new book and were onto our second copy of it because the first had had its pages ‘loved off’ (to paraphrase […]

‘Keeping’ books

This might well be my shortest post ever (famous last words, I know) but I just *had* to share this endearing habit that both C and H possess and which makes me smile every single day! M and I read to the boys every evening (and I often read to them during the day as […]

TV tie-in books

I love this picture.  C is ‘reading’ to H (reciting the story from memory, yes, but he recognises a few words, matches the right sections of the story to each picture and does different voices for each character.  To me, that’s absolutely a sort of reading, even though I feel the need to present the […]