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The sound of one hand clapping

Apologies to any and all followers of my blog for the long silence since my last post. My life has been somewhat topsy-turvied by various events, but I now feel ready to blog again like we did last summer. 56 more words

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The Two Mice by James Reeves

There met two mice at Scarborough
     Beside the rushing sea,
The one from Market Harborough
     The other from Dundee.

They shook their feet, they clapped their hands, 91 more words

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One hundred books to read. #64: The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

This is another one of Roald Dahl’s short stories, centred on a single, simple plot. 395 more words

One Hundred Books To Read

Angelica Sprocket's Pockets

Every time I come to write something about Quentin Blake I find myself at a loss how to describe him.  How do you offer a comment on someone of his stature in the world of illustration and children’s picture books and it not sound paltry, cliched or sycophantic?   331 more words


Review: The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams and Quentin Blake

Title: The Boy in the Dress

Author: David Walliams and Quentin Blake

Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s Books

Source: Gift from Christmas

Check this book out on… 832 more words


Houran serves up a ton of fun in A Dozen Cousins

One of my most vivid memories of exiting a train in Vancouver after emigrating to Canada was the sight of three ragamuffin boys on the platform, all about my age (I was 9, almost 10) and sons of the aunt who was sponsoring us as immigrants from the Netherlands. 504 more words


One hundred books to read. #60: Fantastic Mr Fox

Roald Dahl delivers another animal short story, this time about a fox who is at war with three beast-like farmers. 439 more words

One Hundred Books To Read