‘Stomp Chomp, Big Roars, Here Come The Dinosaurs’ by Kaye Umansky and Nick Sharratt

My book share today is a really fun poetry book. I have read this book many times whilst out and about with children. Many of my older minded children will still recite one particular poem from this book every time we cross a bridge!!!!   ‘Stomp, Chomp, Big Roars! Here Come The Dinosaurs!’by Kaye Umansky and Nick Sharratt … Continue reading ‘Stomp Chomp, Big Roars, Here Come The Dinosaurs’ by Kaye Umansky and Nick Sharratt

‘Quacky quack-quack’ by Ian Whybrow….not a quiet story!

My book share today is ‘Quacky quack-quack!’ By Ian Wybrow, illustrated by Russell Ayto.    This book was one of my own children’s absolute favourites. I have read this book so many times I can still recite much of the prose.   The book follows a little boy and his brother as they go to feed … Continue reading ‘Quacky quack-quack’ by Ian Whybrow….not a quiet story!

How to raise adults in a FOMO society…

Is one of the biggest problems facing our first world children today actually FOMO?     The Fear Of Missing Out now penetrates every area of their lives. For our teenagers and preteens they can now witness what each of their friends is doing at any single minute via social media.    During each of our children’s … Continue reading How to raise adults in a FOMO society…

‘The Big Wide-Mouthed Frog’ by Ana Martin Larranaga

Today’s book share is ‘The Big Wide-Mouthed Frog’ by Ana Martin Larranaga   This is a retelling of a traditional tale where a wide mouthed frog travels around talking to animals, discovering information about what they eat; until he discovers an animal that eats big wide mouthed fogs.    I particularly like this retelling as … Continue reading ‘The Big Wide-Mouthed Frog’ by Ana Martin Larranaga

What is the name of your inner terrorist?

I was listening to Elizabeth Gilbert today being interviewed by Fearne Cotton on the Happy Place Podcast.    I found the interview very interesting, Elizabeth’s honest approach to her life and mental health was informative and I loved her descriptions of what happens inside our heads.    One term that made me stop and think … Continue reading What is the name of your inner terrorist?

‘The Monster and the Teddy Bear’ by David McKee

My book share today is ‘The Monster and the Teddy Bear’ by David McKee.    Although probably more known for his Elmer books and ‘Not Now Bernard’ this book by David McKee is actually my favourite of his.   It follows a little girl called Angela who receives a teddy bear as a present from her … Continue reading ‘The Monster and the Teddy Bear’ by David McKee