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And the moral of the story is??

As a new mother, who is trying her level best to get her daughter to fall in love with books as much as she does, I am constantly scouring Youtube sites and Instagram pages and Amazon bestseller lists in the hopes of discovering some great finds for my daughter. 1,256 more words


Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales

“Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales” is a celebration of storytelling and the imagination, with a playful use of puppets, props, music and lighting. All the little ones sitting near us laughed and smiled throughout the show, clapping along to the songs and bouncing around excitedly in their seats. 324 more words


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