Tuesday 27 September 2016

Book Round Up

We read a lot as a family most months, but this month saw me return to the book world.
I love reading but I don't ever seem to have the time these days.
With the boys back at school and Rupert spending a whole day at nursery I have been able to switch off and curl up with a book.

I finally read The Girl On The Train, and I loved it. I read it in a couple of day and was ridiculously upset once it was over!

The boys were also sent some lovely books last month, the first one was
Little Adventures - Leafy the pet leaf.*

From the award-winning Philip Ardagh, and rising illustration talent Elissa Elwick, comes a brand-new picture book series! Meet the Little Adventurers – Finnegan, Sprat, Floss and Peanut. Each week they meet in their top-secret shed HQ, ready to share their fun with you! This week, Sprat can’t seem to find his cat, Shadow, anywhere. And he absolutely has to have a pet – it’s bring in a pet day! So, instead, he finds a leaf, draws a little face on it and… Ta-Da! Sprat has a pet: Leafy! But can you really have a leaf as a pet? With an activity idea and an information page with every story in the series, the Little Adventurers four will encourage hours of immersive play, and will ignite the imagination of curious adventurers everywhere.

The twins loved this book, they love anything outdoorsy and Ru loved the pictures.
The twins have made pets out of pretty much anything since reading this book,
We've had a couple of pet leaves,
pet rocks,
pet sticks,
pet sweets!

It's a wonderful read and the illustrations are great. they really engaging.
The twins favourite adventurer was Finnegan as he reminded them of Rupert!

If you're brave, helpful, honest, good to your planet and kind to animals (even ones that don't do much ... like boring worms) then you, too, can be a LITTLE ADVENTURER.

You can find Little Adventurers over on amazon for £6.99

Noah was sent 'Night Zoo Keeper and The Spying Giraffes'* and he also was signed up to the summer writing club that went along with this book, but after a couple of goes he decided his ps4 was much more exciting!
A complete mum fail, as I should have made him do it more as when he was doing to activities online he was loving it.

The book follows Tom on a journey into the world of night!
Tom was told when he was younger all about the world of night from his grandma, but I don't think he truly believed it was real until he was there and was told he was the new night zookeeper and he had a mission to help save the world of night from the dark evil of Nulth.

I loved this book just as much as Noah did, we both laughed and we eager to find out what happens on the next page.

This is a great book to help keep the magic of the imagination strong!
If you want to find out more about the writing course why not pop over too www.nightzookeeper.com

You can also find the book on amazon for £6.99

The next book Noah has been reading is The Hundred-Mile An - Hour Dog Master of Disguise* by Jeremy Strong.

A brand new adventure for the Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog gives us more laugh-out-loud capers for Trevor and his ridiculously speedy dog, Streaker. With mysterious pet-kidnappings going on all around and Dad threatening to send Streaker to behaviour boot camp, Trevor needs to come up with a way to keep Streaker safe. Enter best friend Tina and her mum's hair extensions and dye . .

Noah loved this book, as he laughed most of the way through it, and Streaker reminded him of Ray.
Ray and Streaker could be sole mates!

Before we got to the end of the book Noah was already guessing who the pet-nappers were.
He's already given the book to his best friend to read.

You can buy this book from amazon for only £5.99

The last book I want to share with you, is one I was sent.

Mindful Mama Happy Baby.*
This book has over 60 calming techniques and creative activities for babies and toddlers.

The activities are easy and very do-able, and don't cost the earth.
From homemade play dough to water marking.

After doing some Mindful exercises when I went to therapy last year, when I heard of this book I really wanted to give it a read.
I would have loved this book as a new mummy.
I highly recommend it as a new baby gift or a gift for a pregnant friend.

Ru and I have done some of the activities together and homemade play dough is on our to do list.
Ru is play dough mad so I know he'll love making him own!

Mindful Mama: Happy Baby introduces mindfulness concepts to help busy parents counter the new stresses parenthood brings, find space to enjoy a little peace amid the chaos of daily life and bond with their child through mindful play.

You can get this from amazon for £12.99

A couple of our other monthly favourites have been;

*Books marked with a star, were books that were sent to me for free, in return for an honest review.
All thoughts are my own.

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