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A section of two pages in Once Upon A Time... Online

Review – Once Upon A Time… Online

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?

Review - Once Upon A Time... Online

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

Creating a book advent calendar for toddlers and preschoolers

Last year the girls had a book advent calendar – one book to unwrap every day in December until Christmas Day.  They loved it so much that I will be doing the same again this year.  I have a feeling it may become a tradition.  There’s something quite magical about snuggling on the sofa together every night in December and enjoying a Christmassy book together.… Read more

A double-page spread from the Harty Hedgehog and his BuZZy Friends book

Review and giveaway – Buzzy Friends

My girls love books – especially ones with bright colourful illustrations, animal characters and stories being told in rhyme. We were recently sent a copy of Harty Hedgehog and his BuZZy Friends, one of the books in the BuZZy Friends series of books, which ticked all of those boxes.

A review of children's book "Harty Hedgehog and his BuZZy Friends" - plus a giveaway to win a copy

The BuZZy friends books were originally created by Michael Walter to amuse his granddaughter.  The stories help to guide children through various experiences that they might encounter, and include the “BuZZy Code” – a rhyme which helps to encourage children to be kind and thoughtful.… Read more

Zookeeper Zoe – a clever eye check storybook from Boots Opticians - Little Hearts, Big Love

Zookeeper Zoe – a clever eye check storybook from Boots Opticians

Today sees the launch of Zookeeper Zoe, a clever eye check storybook from Boots Opticians.  Zookeeper Zoe tells the story of a little girl who loves animals and wants to be a zookeeper.  One day her parents take her to the zoo only to find it is closed as the zookeeper can’t manage the needs of the animals by himself.  Can Zoe help out and save the day?… Read more

Review - Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere - Little Hearts, Big Love

Review – Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere

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.

Review - Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere - Little Hearts, Big Love

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

Papery Peep – February

February’s papery challenge for #BringBackPaper over at The Reading Residence was a stationery swap – packaging up some papery goodness and swapping with someone else. I loved my gorgeous bundle from Jocelyn at the Reading Residence and have already been putting some of the items to good use sending out some snail mail.… Read more

Congenital heart defects: books for children

One of the challenges that I will face as Jessica gets older is trying to explain her heart condition to her and why she has a zipper scar on her chest and needs to go into hospital for surgery and other procedures. With this in mind, I have bought several children’s books about CHD to help her to understand.… Read more

Papery Peep – January

Jocelyn over at the Reading Residence has inspired me to join in with her #BringBackPaper challenge for 2015. Each month, I’ll be sharing what I’ve been reading, writing and creating in the way of papery goodness plus joining in with the challenge for the month.

Papery Peep (January) - Little Hearts, Big Love


Marriage: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures is the latest book from Amber Dusick who blogs over at Illustrated with Crappy Pictures.… Read more