What happens when a whole host of fairy tale characters go online? Does Cinderella still need the assistance of her Fairy Godmother even when technology can help her go to the ball? With all the wonders that the internet can bring, what can possibly go wrong?
We were recently sent a copy of the children’s book Once Upon A Time… Online by David Bedford and Rosie Reeves which mixes up some of the traditional fairy tales and adds a modern twist.… Read more
It was a nice surprise this month to find that our Book Buddy parcel from Parragon Books contained items that were more for me than the girls – two Disney-themed colouring books plus an extra Easter craft to make, that looked a little too tricky for little hands.
The Disney Princess and Frozen Art Therapy Colouring Books are beautiful looking books filled with pages and pages of patterns and designs inspired by Disney princesses or Frozen characters. The Frozen colouring book is full of snowflake patterns, with outlines of Elsa, Anne, Olaf and Sven included on several pages whereas the other book features a range of different Disney princesses – including Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel and Belle – and patterns inspired by each of the different princesses stories.… Read more
Is it a storybook? Is it a colouring book? Is it a puzzle book? My Giant Fairy Tale Activity Book, our latest Book Buddy book from Parragon Books, is a combination of all three – featuring four well-known fairy tales, with various activities to help bring the story to life and encourage learning and creativity.… Read more
Trying to keep the girls occupied on cold, grey and rainy January days when going outside is just not inviting can be quite a challenge at times. Books and imaginative play activities are always a good way of keeping them both amused and the Fire Station Activity Book and Playset from Parragon Books seemed like the perfect way to pass some time on a rainy afternoon.… Read more
Sitting and reading fairy tales at bedtime is a magical part of childhood. The fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen are among those stories which I fondly remember from my own childhood. This month, I was invited to review a collection of these, retold by Mandy Archer, and published by Parragon Books.… Read more
With Hallowe’en coming up, the latest Book Buddy book from Parragon Books – Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere – was ideal to get us in the mood for thinking about what kinds of faces we could carve into our pumpkins later this month.
Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere is a fun picture book all about the different pumpkins that a group of small trick-or-treaters encounter on their way to the pumpkin parade.… Read more
Reading books and doing jigsaw puzzles are two of Jessica’s favourite things to do. Our Parragon Book Buddy review book for August – Spot A Lot Vehicles Storybook and Jigsaw – meant that she could combine the two. It arrived with perfect timing just at the point that Jessica was finishing her second potty training sticker chart and made the perfect “potty prize” for completing it!… Read more