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Julia Donaldson - Smartest Giant In Town - World Book Day 2015

Happy World Book Day!

If you have missed it, every day this week we are celebrating World Book Day 2015 with a favorite children’s book from each of our family. 269 more words

Book Reviews

Book review: The Scarecrows' Wedding, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Donaldson, Julia and Axel Scheffler. The Scarecrows’ Wedding. Arthur A. Levine Books. 2014 ISBN 9780545726061. unp. Ages pre-school. P9/q8

I like this funny story about a wedding for two scarecrows, Harry and Betty. 178 more words

Book Reviews

A super day with the Gruffalo

I won tickets (I am a notorious winner in the 25 word category) to see Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo and many other stories, perform and sing her songs as part of the Sydney Writers Festival.  499 more words


Why I will never write a children's book

I make no apologies that the following will only make sense to those intimately familiar with Julia Donaldson’s writing.
We have a number of Donaldson’s books in my house that are firm favourites with my son. 275 more words


Celebrate Julia Donaldson!

With Julia Donaldson making a flying visit to Melbourne this month, it’s the perfect time to stock up on her children’s classics. We — of course! 33 more words

Picture Books (0-5 Years)

Toddle Waddle

This is a bit of an odd choice for a book to do an activity on, as I actually hate it. However, it’s Bean’s favourite book, she fetches it from the bookshelf every night (or at least on all of those nights that I haven’t “accidentally” misplaced it). 913 more words


The Gruffalo's child

I thought since I’d done The Gruffalo, that it’d be nice to do the sequel too. The Gruffalo’s child is set in winter, so the obvious thing to do is snow play. 648 more words