Monday, 17 February 2020

Read With Me 2020 #7

Hey there.

Welcome to this weeks Read With Me

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Thank you to everyone who linked up and commented last week. I am always so grateful for all your input.

Friday, 14 February 2020

Quick Book Reviews - Little Tiger Round Up

I'm a huge fan of Little Tiger books.

I look forward to deliveries of their books through the post each month and I've been running with the format of quick reviews for them, short and snappy.

I'd love to know whether you like this way of showcasing them or if you'd prefer me to do individual posts for each book?

But for now have a look at Little Tiger's latest board book offerings:

I Can Do It: A Book of Fastenings

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This is my stand out book from Little Tiger this month. A book filled with shoelaces, buttons and so much more. Helping little ones learn some basic life skills and to become more independent.

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Rooftoppers Book Review

Rooftoppers, what can I say?

I read many reviews about this novel (some good, some bad) before I took the plunge to buy it and I'm glad I did because although it will never be an ultimate favourite of mine, it is brilliantly imaginative none the less.

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Everyone thinks that Sophie is an orphan. True, there were no other recorded female survivors from the shipwreck which left baby Sophie floating in the English Channel in a cello case, but Sophie remembers seeing her mother wave for help. Her guardian tells her it is almost impossible that her mother is still alive, but that means still possible. You should never ignore a possible. So when the Welfare Agency writes to her guardian threatening to send Sophie to an orphanage, she takes matters into her own hands and flees to Paris to look for her mother, starting with the only clue she has - the address of the cello maker. Evading the French authorities, she meets Matteo and his network of rooftoppers - urchins who live in the sky. Together they scour the city for Sophie's mother before she is caught and sent back to London, and most importantly before she loses hope. 

The front cover alone looks oh so idyllic.

Like something from a postcard.

Monday, 10 February 2020

Read With Me 2020 #6

Hey there.

Welcome to this weeks Read With Me.

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Thank you to all that linked up last week.

This week I wanted to share with you a recent book that my youngest daughter has been reading from Walker Books.