This past week we have been reading Oliver the Owl by Sally Bailey-Young. We thoroughly enjoyed reading The Little Red Airplane by the same publishers Austin Macauley so was eager to see what Oliver the Owl is all about.
Oliver is a barn owl and he is growing up. The day he learns to fly is a great day and his new skill gives him the ability to observe the world. For instance, he watches the deer in the forest. He watches the children around the barn. He’s wary of the banging machine that’s used to scare the birds away from the crops. But most of all, he learns how things can help each other. When he discovers two old scarecrows in the barn he discovers how great it can be to make other people’s lives better.
I work regularly with Austin Macauley publishers and this month we have received this gorgeous little book to review – The Little Red Airplane by Heather May-Warren. As you know from all of our book reviews we love to have reading time everyday and this past week we have thoroughly enjoyed The Little Red Airplane.
On a picnic at the beach Elly finds a little toy airplane. It is sad and broken and needing a home, but not for long. Soon the little plane is fixed up, painted, and named Red to match his shiny new paint. Red loves living with Elly and her family, and meeting the animals who live with them, but when Mother Hen’s chick goes missing what can he do to help his new family?
It’s my turn today to share with you my thoughts on Here Comes Hercules, book one in the Hopeless Heroes series. For this blog tour, myself and fellow bloggers will be sharing our reviews, featuring guest posts from the author Stella Tarakson and answering tag questions.
Before I share my thoughts here is a little bit about Here Comes Hercules.
Everyday baby girl is learning so much about books, she has now started to use her finger and pointing along as we read. She will also pick up a picture book at random times and I can see her concentrating as she’s looking through it.
When we were asked to have a browse through The Book People’s website and choose a book from their “Hand -picked Picture Book Selection” I thought about getting her some fun rhyming books. The hand-picked selection has many books to choose from. You have the likes of the Julia Donaldson picture book collection as well as old favourite MOG. In fact there is something for everyone’s tastes.
This past week I have been reading The Lost Hat: Picnic Adventures Part One to baby girl. It’s the first book in the Kitty Katz Club series by Sarah Milne.
The fascinating thing about this book is that it has an accompanying CD. Throughout the book it tells you when to listen to the appropriate track at that point. I love the interactive way this book brings music and words together.
Earlier in the year we were lucky enough to review Little Mouse Helps Out. Now Riikka Jantti is back with Little Mouse’s Christmas. Perfect for the festive season coming upon us.
Little Mouse has a long time to wait for Christmas! Luckily he has lots of things to do to get ready!
It’s almost Christmas and Little Mouse is looking forward to celebrating with Mummy Mouse and Grandpa and Grandma Mouse. But Christmas Eve feels very far away and Little Mouse is very impatient!
Fortunately there are all kinds of things for Little Mouse to do, like cooking gingerbread and choosing just the right Christmas tree.
The curious and lively toddler Little Mouse is back in this beautifully Scandinavian Christmas story by Finnish author/illustrator Riikka Jäntti.