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Events: Meet The Highway Rat this summer

Lock up your picnics because there’s a Rat Thief on the loose around England over the next few weeks!

The Highway Rat will be riding into ten different woodlands between now and 28 July as part of a Forest Feast event for families being run by the Forestry Commission. 311 more words

Day 14: The Snail and the Whale, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

A picture book classic today- one of our favourites out of the many, many written by Julia Donaldson.

We follow the adventures of a snail with an “itchy foot” as he travels the world on the tail of a “great big, grey-blue humpback whale”. 203 more words

Book Review

Scheffler blasts Brexit in British Book Awards speech | The Bookseller

Axel Scheffler said that Brexit makes him “sad and angry every day” as he picked up the Illustrator of the Year prize at The British Book Awards last night (14th May). 55 more words

Art & Design

Room on the Broom

When I wrote about Axel Scheffler and Brexit yesterday, I decided to look for my review of Room on the Broom, the picture book I bought almost ten years ago, and it was ‘old’ even then. 178 more words


Day 129: Review - The Highway Rat

T came running into the kitchen today holding a much loved copy of an old favourite, and so tonight we read The Highway Rat, by Julia Donaldson, for our bedtime story. 281 more words


Our favourite books to read along (Age 2-4 years)

If you are a parent to a toddler or a preschooler who still counts on you to read to them, chances are that you, like us, are always on the lookout for fun books to read. 924 more words

Rhyme N Reason

The Smartest Giant in Town

The Smartest Giant in Town by Julia Donaldson

We had this as an story CD before getting the book, and the words always now ring in my head to the sing-song tune. 229 more words