I’m very pleased to share details about this conference, an essential event for early years leaders, managers and practitioners. Full details about the event and expert speakers can be found here. Not to be missed!
How do you do, Mr Gnu? Billy Coughlan and Maddie Frost Maverick Arts Publishing Gnu has received a royal invitation, to take tea with Her Majesty the Queen no less. First though he needs to polish up his etiquette and for this he has plenty of role models: the dogs with their polite begging “Woof” […]
Let’s Find Fred Steven Lenton Scholastic It’s early evening in Garden City Zoo; all the animals are snuggled up ready for sleep, all that is except one. Fred is anything but ready for his bedtime story; in fact he’s off on an adventure … albeit with zookeeper Fred on his trusty old motor scooter, […]
Thank You, Mr Panda Steve Antony Hodder Children’s Books Mr Panda’s back in story number three – hurray! This might just be my favourite to date; the final spread certainly had me laughing out loud in delight; and I absolutely love the return of those doughnuts. Mr P. has five beautifully wrapped parcels and as […]
The Hamster Book Silvia Borando Walker Books I’m a huge Minibombo (Shapes Reshape!, Open Up Please!) enthusiast and so was thrilled so see the latest book in Silvia Borando’s superb series. Here, in tandem with an authorial narrative is – in similar fashion to Hervé Tulllet – a series of instructions (in blue print), kind […]
Fantastic review of Stone Underpants by Rebecca Lisle, illustrated by Richard Watson, in Read It, Daddy! “This is Rebecca Lisle’s debut and it’s hilariously funny with great illustrations by Richard Watson.” See the full review here Buy a copy of the book here
Well would you look at this prickly little fellow! A porcupine in a picture book? I’ve not seen that before, but this is pretty much the ideal book for a grumpy little animal to reside in. This is Mine Mine Mine! Said the Porcupine. Written by Alex English, illustrated by Emma Levey and published by…
The Building Boy Ross Montgomery and David Lichfield Faber Children’s Books This is a powerfully moving story at the heart of which lies the relationship between a boy and his Grandma who had once been an award-winning architect. Before bedtime in the house they shared, the two would snuggle together and Grandma would show her […]