Review of ‘This is a Ball’

Review of ‘This is a Ball’ Written and illustrated by Beck and Matt Stanton Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Age Range: Early Childhood – Lower Primary Themes: I don’t really know what to write here. No really. I don’t. No...

Happy 150th Alice in Wonderland!

Happy 150th Alice in Wonderland (you get the present!) This year marks the 150th birthday of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and in the week I’ll be sharing some of the very special editions of Alice in Wonderland...

Bookshelf LOVE

Bookshelf LOVE #notsponsored #justlove I stumbled across House of Cherub and their 'Love' shelf on Instagram (here) a few weeks ago and I spent several days clicking back to their account before I thought, 'for glory...

Literary Mother’s Day Gifts: Part Two

Literary Mother's Day Gifts: Part Two It's probably no surprise that literary themed gifts are top of my wish list for occasions like Mother's Day and birthdays - such a librarian and lover of books!...

Narelle Oliver Exhibition

Narelle Oliver Exhibition I am a huge fan of the work of Narelle Oliver, a multiple award winning  author/illustrator/artist who also makes a great brunch/lunch/dinner partner and tolerates my children. If you do not know...

Review of ‘The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade’

Review of 'The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade' Written by Davina Bell. Illustrated by Allison Colpoys Publisher: Scribe Age Range: Early Childhood - Middle Primary Themes: anxiety; fears; social situations; school; family; underwater; empathy; feelings; bravery. Scribe has produced some of...

‘Young Children and the Environment’

Review of 'Young Children and the Environment' It’s the age old question to ask young children; ‘What would you like to be when you grow up?’. ChickPea always says, ‘a dinosaur or a truck driver’...

Colouring in for Adults

Colouring in for Adults (cheaper than therapy) I spied the 'Colour me Good' colouring books and paper dolls for adults some time ago and when I was struggling to think of something to go with Dan’s terribly...

Illustrator Artwork

Illustrator Artwork Illustrated books are works of art which could hang on the walls of art galleries, and indeed often the original works often do. I collect picture books like others collect football cards, spoons...

Cheaper than Therapy: ‘1000 Dot-to-Dot Books’

Cheaper than Therapy: '1000 Dot-to-Dot Books' I’ve been a fan of the Thomas Pavitte’s ‘1000 Dot-to-Dot’ books for some time now. They are the perfect gift for anyone - young and old alike! Especially perfect...