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The Night Before Christmas Book and CD

| November 18, 2013

Last week I bought Imogen the book and CD The Night Before Christmasso we can read about the journey of St Nicholas on Christmas Eve in the weeks up to Christmas. It’s a magical story and this book has the most beautiful illustrations.

the night before christmas book and cd

The Night Before Christmasis written by Clement C. Moore with delightful illustrations by Eric Puybaret of a family on the night before Christmas with St Nicholas, his elves, fairies, sack of presents, sleigh and Reindeer.


I thoroughly recommend this book if you’re looking for a lovely story to read to your children in the weeks up to Christmas that tells the tale of St Nicholas delivering presents. The Night Before Christmascomes with a three song CD that tells the story word by word to different music. And yes, we have been dancing to this each day!

christmas book

Spaghetti with the Yeti Children’s Book Review

| October 9, 2013

Egmont kindly sent us a copy of the book Spaghetti with the Yetiby Adam and Charlotte Guillain. It’s a hilarious, rhyming romp of a picture book which follows the young explorer George, on his quest to find the Yeti . . . and eat some spaghetti with him.

This children’s book is vibrantly illustrated by Lee Wildish who won the Red House Children’s Book Award 2012. This book is the first in a series which sees George embarking on adventures to eat a variety of different things with some very interesting characters!

Spaghetti with the Yeti

The bright illustrations are thoroughly engaging.

Spaghetti with the Yeti

Spaghetti with the Yeti that takes you on a wild story from the beginning to the end.

Spaghetti with the Yeti

What We’re Reading This Week

| September 28, 2013

Some of our favourite books at the moment are The Tiger Who Came to Teaby Judith Kerr, Choo Choo Clickety Clackby Margaret Mayo and Alex Ayliffe and the lovely Tell Me the Day Backwardsby Albert Lamb.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

The Tiger Who Came to Teais a lovely story of a girl and her Mummy who are having tea when the doorbell rings. Who could it be? A tiger! I love the pace of the story which keeps you wanting to turn each page and the classic illustrations are large and bright.

If your child has an interest in travelling and vehicles the brilliant Choo Choo Clickety Clackhas pages devoted to trains, aeroplanes, motorbikes, bicycles, cars, sailing boats, hot air balloons, ferry boats, racing cars, buses and cable cars. Each page is full of activity relating to the different modes of transport.

Tell Me the Day Backwardsis a delightful story of Mummy bear, Daddy bear and Baby bear as they tell the story of their day backwards before bedtime. As well as being a great way to encourage story telling with your children it also has a very calm tone and makes a perfect bed time story.