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Reading Aloud

An Interesting Story (Photo credit: Wikipedia) When I first started writing this blog, I posted a number of reviews of books that we were reading to our son.  I had envisaged this being a regular thing, perhaps every couple of weeks or so. I soon...

Brazilian Dishes

Brazilian Dishes by Liana Leão and Luciana Patrícia de Morais Exotic Foods: Yucky or Yummy?  Desserts Straight from Seventh Heaven.  The Fruit that Cries: Acai.  Weird Foods with Funny Names. These are some of the titles from a book I was recently...

Amazing Machines

Amazing books about Amazing Machines When we arrived in the UK for our recent holiday Nana had been out shopping to get her favourite (and only) grandchild some presents to make him feel at home.  One of the things she bought was a collection of 10...

Where the Wild Things Are

I never really got it I didn’t read this book when I was a kid.  In fact I had never even heard about it until the film came out.  There was quite a bit of hype around the film with a number of people saying they had loved it when they were...

The Loudest Roar

I like this book.  It is a simple story of a little mischievous lion called Clovis who likes to cause havoc with his roar.  Clovis has the loudest roar in the jungle and he is very proud of it.  He likes to wait until the other animals in are...

The Gruffalo

(Photo credit: Wikipedia) When I was kid the best writers, for me anyway, were Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl.  Roald Dahl is still up there in my imaginary Top 10 List of favourite writers ever, but I don’t think I’ll even bother...

Dear Zoo

Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell was a book that Thomas absolutely adored from about the age of 4 months until he about 14 months.  It is a simple story of a kid who wants a pet and so he writes to the local zoo and they send him an elephant.  But the...

What Are Books For?

What are books for?  I thought they were for reading; for enjoying; for learning things; for transporting yourself to whole new worlds and possibilities. Well, in the last few weeks I have discovered that books are for a lot more.  Here are some of...

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

This was a blast from the past.  I bought this book when Thomas was born because I remembered reading it a kid and, I think, seeing it on TV.  We didn’t read it for ages as it isn’t a hard cardboard book and up until recently Thomas...