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Calm Down, Boris!

Posted on 14th March, 2013

Calm Down, Boris! by Sam Lloyd Boris is a fluffy orange puppet who is endearingly demanding. First your child is asked to check Boris’s fur for bugs, then he needs help with his picnic in the park. Next, he asks for a kiss, despite his ticklish fur, which made my daughter giggle! Boris may get [...]

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Penguin In Peril

Posted on 14th March, 2013

Penguin In Peril by Helen Hancocks You know how some films are categorised as ‘chase movies’? Well, this one’s a ‘chase book’ – if that term exists – and it’s hilariously funny with it. Three cheeky cats set out to buy some fish, but a detour to the cinema gives them another idea – why [...]

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Man On The Moon

Posted on 14th March, 2013

Man On The Moon (A Day In The Life Of Bob) by Simon Bartram There’s an image from this book that is now indelibly etched on my mind, and it’s of Bob, the Moon’s caretaker, cheerfully vacuuming the surface of the Moon. Bob seems to have the best job in the world. He rises at [...]

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I Like Peas

Posted on 14th March, 2013

I Like Peas by Lorena Siminovich A touch-and-feel book that teaches opposites through the world of vegetables. Whether they’re inside or outside, like peas, or big or small like variously sized pumpkins, this book will not only teach your children about contrasts, but after feeling the different textures within, it might just have them reaching [...]

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What Pet To Get?

Posted on 14th March, 2013

What Pet to Get? by Emma Dodd What pet should Jack get? As he suggests everything from an elephant to a dinosaur, his mother is the voice of reason, reminding him, for example, of how impractical it might be to have a lion in the house – especially for the poor postman. The book got [...]

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Eric

Posted on 14th March, 2013

Eric by Shaun Tan A beautiful little book about a beautiful little creature called Eric, who is supposed to be a foreign exchange student. When he comes to stay, he sets up home in the cupboard, spending his days finding out about the world, from things like stamps to cereal packets. Is the way that [...]