How to Survive “The ABCs and 123s Phase”⏳

In June we moved houses and are no longer living in London. Due to our poor unpacking skills I have had a VERY limited (borderline on non-existing) access to mirrors and the Internet which has been extremely frustrating liberating. Unfortunately this meant I have not been able to blog as much as I would have … Continue reading How to Survive “The ABCs and 123s Phase”⏳

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The Weirdest Classic Picture Books

It is only natural that most of us would like to share with our children what we ourselves are most passionate about. In our house books feature heavily in this parent-child 'show and tell'.  And oh how wonderful it is when our offspring pick the books we loved and love them just as much. The titles … Continue reading The Weirdest Classic Picture Books

‘I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells.’ Dr. Seuss

Most of us will be familiar with at least some of Dr. Seuss' work (who pronounced his name 'soyce', in a way that it rhymed with 'joyce') but not many know that he is in fact the world’s best-selling children’s author (having sold over 650 million books worldwide!!!). A fact difficult to comprehend, given that he himself did … Continue reading ‘I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells.’ Dr. Seuss

Peep Inside the ‘Peep Inside’ books (and a a Fact or Two about Usborne Publishing) 👀

It wouldn't be possible to blog about books for babies & toddlers and not mention Usborne books. Usborne was founded in 1973 (by Peter Usborne, who had previously founded the satirical magazine Private Eye!) and has gone a long way since then! It is now arguably the largest, most famous and innovative children's independent publisher. Whatever … Continue reading Peep Inside the ‘Peep Inside’ books (and a a Fact or Two about Usborne Publishing) 👀

Farewell damsels in distress and submissive princesses! There are stronger ladies in town!🕵🏼‍♀️💪🏽👩🏾‍🔬💪🏾👩🏿‍⚖️

It's only April so it might sound like a rather bold statement but I do have a strong feeling that Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls will make it to the top three of my favourite children's books published this year, if not the decade! This is a great celebration of women, their true strength … Continue reading Farewell damsels in distress and submissive princesses! There are stronger ladies in town!🕵🏼‍♀️💪🏽👩🏾‍🔬💪🏾👩🏿‍⚖️