Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Ellie and the Cat Book Review

It's been a while since I've had the privilege of reviewing a super, readable book from those lovely people at Barrington Stoke but this month I'm really pleased to share with a new release from author Malorie Blackman. She's back with Ellie and the Cat.


Ellie's bad behaviour is driving Grandma mad! It's time to teach her a lesson she'll never forget . . . by swapping Ellie's body with Jolly the Cat.

There's only one way for Ellie to break Grandma's curse, and time is running out. Can she change her ways and find some friends to lend a hand? Or will Ellie be trapped as a cat forever?

This book is aimed at children aged 8+ and is great transition into chapter books with it's short, entertaining chapters. Now although it says aged 8+, my 6 year old is an advanced reader so she chose to read this to me as our bed time reading. What we actually do is read together, alternating pages as we go.

Monday, 18 February 2019

Read With Me 2019 #7

Hello everyone and welcome to another Read With Me linky. A big thank you to new and regular linkers who have joined in so far this year.


I've been re-reading a couple of books this month, and it had me wondering, should this count towards my Goodreads challenge as I've already read them before?

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

The Kiss Book Review

Something I have always tried to in-still in my children is to be kind to others, and the notion that it isn't just achieved by the things you do but by how you act and what you say too. Linda Sunderland's latest picture book, The Kiss goes to show just how far one small act of kindness can travel ...


When Edwyn blows Grandma a kiss, she catches it and puts it in her pocket. The kiss brings smiles, laughter and dancing!

But a rich man wants the kiss all to himself - and he'll do anything to get it!

Monday, 11 February 2019

Read With Me 2019 #6

Hello all you lovely readers, welcome to the most recent Read With Me linky. A big thank you to all of last weeks linkers.


Did you know it's international book giving day on the 14th of February? Do you have plans to do anything special?