Preschoolers

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Shaped! A Geometric Animal Alphabet Book’ by Katherine Bartlett

'Q q for Quetzal' We all know that a toddler alphabet book is a bookshelf staple. This little gem by author and illustrator Katherine Bartlett really breaks the mould! The bright, geometric pictures¬† take centre stage and gives the book a unique and modern feel. Amongst the contemporary illustrations, there is a lovely juxtaposition of… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: ‘Shaped! A Geometric Animal Alphabet Book’ by Katherine Bartlett

4-7 books, Preschoolers

WEEKLY ‘WHAT’S ON THE SHELF?’ A BOOK REVIEW OF GRAB THAT RABBIT by Polly Faber & Briony May Smith

'Mrs Sprat rolls up her sleeves. Her hands reach out. She pulls, not carrots but Hodge's bottom.'   This book has been hanging around on our shelves since Easter, but I just had to write about it, as it's still being read by my two Bitsy Bookworms over and over again. I have to admit… Continue reading WEEKLY ‘WHAT’S ON THE SHELF?’ A BOOK REVIEW OF GRAB THAT RABBIT by Polly Faber & Briony May Smith

Preschoolers

WEEKLY ‘WHAT’S ON THE SHELF?’ GIRAFFE ON A BICYCLE BY JULIA WOOLF

'Monkey has found a bicycle! And luckily, giraffe knows how to ride it... sort of.' This gorgeous book was bought by 'Nana' in a local independent children's bookshop. It's a perfect, quick read for reluctant toddlers and the appealing illustrations will keep them captivated throughout. Monkey finds a bicycle and doesn't know how to ride… Continue reading WEEKLY ‘WHAT’S ON THE SHELF?’ GIRAFFE ON A BICYCLE BY JULIA WOOLF

Preschoolers

WEEKLY ‘WHAT’S ON THE SHELF?’ I NEED A WEE! By Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet

"No! You can't wee in there!" whispered Robot. "It's a teapot - not a wee-pot!" Welcome to the first of my weekly "What's on the shelf?" posts. When I asked my daughter which book I should pick, I knew what her answer would be. She loves anything by Sue Hendra (we all do!) and loves… Continue reading WEEKLY ‘WHAT’S ON THE SHELF?’ I NEED A WEE! By Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet

Preschoolers

REVIEW: TEN LITTLE PIRATES By Mike Brownlow and Simon Rickerty

  Our first adventure takes takes us sailing the seas, confronting sea birds, being zapped by lightening and of course searching for hidden treasure! My son recently turned 2 and was bought this beautiful hardback version of the story by a good friend. We love receiving books as birthday presents especially when it's not a… Continue reading REVIEW: TEN LITTLE PIRATES By Mike Brownlow and Simon Rickerty