Many people will tell you that they haven’t picked up a book since school.
The curriculum requires kids to read heavy classics, and usually Shakespeare, too. For obvious reasons, these aren’t to everyone’s tastes. These one-off experiences can be enough to put you off for life. But, you shouldn’t let them.
Coming to reading later in life can be hugely rewarding. It’s the perfect way to fill your time. And, who doesn’t like to return to learning during their later years?
One thing’s for sure; books have plenty to teach. To kick start a love you can cling to, find your bookish niche.
But, how do you go about it?
The lovely Boolino books have sent us this fantastic little book to review. The great Farty Slob Beast is great fun and a book I’m sure all children will love. Written by Charlie Farley (love the name!!) and illustrated by Joe Barleymow.
You know when you put down a book after you have finished it and just cannot get it out of your head? Well The Dog Walker by Lesley Thomson is that book.
I’m pleased to be on the blog tour today for this chilling book. Plus you have the chance to win your very own copy further down the post.
January, 1987. In the depths of winter, only joggers and dog walkers brave the Thames towpath after dark. Until a young woman, Helen Honeysett, set off for a run from her riverside cottage and never came home. Her body has never been found.
Twenty-nine years later, Helen’s husband is still searching for answers. He’s asked Stella, the detective’s daughter, and Jack, a tube driver, to find out what happened all those years ago. But the five households on that desolate stretch of towpath refuse to give up their secrets. And as winter tightens its grip once more, Stella and Jack find themselves hunting for a killer whose trail has long gone cold…
We were very excited when this mystery package arrived though our door last week from The Happy Book Club. They are a book subscription service with a ‘twist’ for pre-schoolers and young children.
But before we delve inside our package here is a little about The Happy Book Club.
The Happy Book Club supplies books through your door every month for your little ones. They tailer design packages for ages 0-2, 2-4 or 5-7. Each month the package will contain 2 wonderful books, and a craft or activity based round that months theme.
Yes that’s the marvellous thing about this book subscription, is that each month they have different theme. Also provided is an information sheet about the books, and details of that month’s charity that The Happy Book Club is donating to.
Tale as old as time….. Beauty and the Beast.
I can still hear that song in my head from the original film back when I was small, I must have seen it over and over 100’s of times. So when I was asked to review the Beauty and the Beast: Book of the Film I couldn’t say no at all. I could reminice over my childhood memories while getting stuck into it. Just to let you know I haven’t seen the new film yet, but can’t wait to do so!
I have always been a fan of movie tie-ins, but normally see the film before I read the book, this time I’m doing it the other way around.
Belle dreams of adventures like the ones she reads about in her books – until she becomes the prisoner of a fearsome Beast in a mysterious, enchanted castle. But life in the castle isn’t as terrible as Belle imagines, and soon she realizes there is more to the Beast than first meets the eye.
Experience this tale as old as time about adventure and love, about looking past first appearances, about the inner Beauty and Beast in all of us. Disney Beauty and the Beast Book of the Film is based on the live-action film starring Emma Watson.
You know me and how much I love books, right?
Well when I was offered to review a kids book with a little difference and a story to be told, I couldn’t say no. TJ and his Wheelable Chair by Amanda Kehoe is a wonderful picture book explaining to children that disabilities are not a barrier to living a happy life.
The story is written by Amanda Kehoe, who gave up work to care for her son Tadhg on a full-time basis after he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and global developmental delay at 10 months old.
TJ cannot walk or talk, but he still loves to listen and play with his friends. Join him as he shows that disabilities are no barrier to a happy and fulfilling life…