Hugs and Kisses -Sam Hay and Emma Dodd

This heartwarming tale of two sea creatures in need of affection is a massive hit in our house. Octopus? Whale? Pop up pages? Adorable illustrations? The book is already a winner in the girls’ eyes BUT it also has lashings of heart and the twin narrative is particularly outstanding for helping preschool to KS1 aged … Continue reading Hugs and Kisses -Sam Hay and Emma Dodd

The Girl with the Shark’s Teeth – Cerrie Burnell

The Girl with the Shark’s Teeth in some ways is a departure from Cerrie Burnells’s previous picture and early chapter books in being longer and concentrated MG novel that addresses some ‘older’ themes and issues but at its heart retains the same values of magic, wonder, kindness and inclusion. This song of the sea is … Continue reading The Girl with the Shark’s Teeth – Cerrie Burnell

Classic Children’s stories- Dorrie & The Blue Witch

We enjoy the magical and mystical and both the girls adore a book with witches, fairies, magical creatures and myths. However, one thing I noticed especially when collating a Halloween collection is that a lot of widely available witch books fall into one or more of the standard tropes- green, warty, evil or wish harm … Continue reading Classic Children’s stories- Dorrie & The Blue Witch