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?
Reading books and Frozen – two things that my girls love. We’ve introduced a few other Disney films to the mix but Frozen has certainly remained the firm favourite (with Toy Story being a close contender for the top spot at times). When I found out that this month’s Book Buddies books from Parragon Books were Frozen and Jungle Book, I knew that I would have two very happy little girls on my hands – and I wasn’t wrong!… 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
“’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…”
Just hearing those first two lines of Clement C. Moore’s classic poem “The Night Before Christmas” takes me back to my childhood and the excitement of going to bed on Christmas Eve and believing that Father Christmas would be visiting that night.… 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
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
I love you Mummy…, I love you Daddy… Peek-a-Boo I Love You is a charming board book for little ones, all about family love and the little fun moments. Each double page has colourful pictures of a family of animals having fun together, with words expressing love for Mummy, Daddy or another relation and a peek-a-boo hole to see the next set of animal families.… Read more