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Review: The Girl Who Really, Really, Really Loves Dinosaurs Book, worth £6.99

The girl who really really really loves dinosaursReview written by Toddle About VIP Club member, Samantha Butler.

As a fan of dinosaurs for girls I was really excited to read this book with Aria.

Last night we snuggled up on the sofa to enjoy our evening read. As Aria is only 2 for her it’s more about the illustrations and sounds associated with a book rather than the actual story; but this book was perfect for that.

The bright illustrations really held her attention, after we had finished reading the book she enjoyed going back and pointing at the animals for me to imitate the sounds they make to her. Continue reading

Review: Sound of the Farm: Baa Moo! Noisy Farm Book, worth £9.99

Sounds of the Farm: Baa Moo! Noisy Farm BookReview written by Toddle About VIP Club member, Claire Hearsum.

We love books in our household, and we were very excited to have a new one to review! I was slightly sceptical about a noisy one, our current noisy books are confined to a high shelf as one irritating growl tends to go off randomly…  but I was delighted to find a noisy item that has an on / off switch! The book isn’t flimsy, and the tabs with the sound buttons on appear fairly robust (only time will tell) so our first impressions are great!

I sat down with my inquisitive 10 month old and opened the book – within seconds my curious 3 year old wanted in on the action, and jumped up too. What a delight! We explored HH the horse, Sophie the sheep and discovered the added bonus of a short quiz / naming / pointing game (depending on the age of your child) at the end!! Both girls were entranced by the book. Continue reading

Review: George the Orphan Crow (Children’s Book)

George the Orphan Crow is a magical story bursting with drama, suspense, love, loss and heroism – the fantastic debut children’s book from author Helen Fox

George the Orphan Crow

As a children’s book, George the Orphan Crow has it all

As a children’s book, George the Orphan Crow has it all. It is gripping, fast-paced, wonderfully imaginative and even educational. It makes you smile and laugh, but it doesn’t dodge the serious stuff. It tackles themes as deep as friendship and loyalty, death and loss, war and revenge, and love and forgiveness.

And all the way through, it is a bloomin’ good yarn.

In a way that is reminiscent of classics like Wind in the Willows, Peter Rabbit and Watership Down, our heroes and villains are all animals. With human-like lives and emotions, the characters come to life in a world that is our own, and yet magically different.

 

The Story

In their secret home of Blossom Valley, the animals have their own village with schools and a hospital, and they get together every evening to celebrate their fantastic little community, made up of all sorts of different animals, all living and working together in harmony. Continue reading