Skip to main content

A World of Magical Books by Elli Woollard – 3 x Book Reviews by KIDS

UK blogging assignment: A World of Magical Books by Elli Woolard - 3 x Book Reviews
Books! We love books in our house. Jack (8) and Tom (6 next week) have more books on their birthday wish lists than they do toys or games, George (4) demands stories be read to him daily, and Fred... Well, ok, Fred likes to eat books but he is only 1. At least he's enjoying them! It's a start right?

Reading has always been a big part of our family time. Even Jack still enjoys a good bedtime story along with his younger brothers. Sometimes we read a chapter of something like Harry Potter, sometimes we read something lighter like a Julia Donaldson or Sam Lloyd book (or two or three). It depends on their moods, how tired they are, and how well I think they'll listen that evening.

We like funny books. We like adventures. We like books with a twist. 

These Elli Woollard books, illustrated by Benji Davies, check both those boxes!

I sat down with my younger two to read The Gaint of Jum after nursery one afternoon and they loved it. They already know so many versions of Jack and the Beanstalk that it tickled them to read a story about that giant's brother. I won't give the story away... but they really enjoyed it. George (just turned 4) spent the next hour or so quoting the giant as he played with his toys!

We read The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight for one of our bedtime stories. It's a good story of friendship with plenty of funny lines that had Jack and Tom chuckling as much as George! Fred loves the illustrations and kept interrupting the story to shout "Loooook!" and point at all the dragons.

Jack and Tom both read Swashbuckle Lil.  Tom read it to me. He had pulled a face at it being a girl pirate (he's at that "I don't like girls!" stage) but had to admit that he enjoyed it. The fact that he kept laughing while he was reading was a bit of a give away! Jack read it to himself in a single sitting! He said it was "quite good, actually" which is high praise from Jack when it comes to any book which does not include Minecraft or Marvel as a main theme.

We will be keeping any eye out for more books by Elli Woollard. They are right up our street! Funny stories, cleverly written in rhyme which my kids LOVE, fabulous bright and colourful illustrations. Absolutely spot on!



Disclaimer: I applied for this review through Bloggers Required. We have been given the books for free to review and allowed to keep them. No payment was made for this review. All opinions in this review are our own.

Facebook has changed it’s policy for posts to Facebook pages like mine. They are only showing posts to a few likers unless I pay to boost the views. Since I don't earn money from my blog (or at least not much, not even enough to buy one posh a coffee a week) I wont be doing that. The best way to make sure you will see my blog posts is to subscribe by email up there on the right. I usually only email once a week and include an invitation to my blog hop so you can share your posts too. 

 You can also go to my page, hover over the “liked” button and select get notifications. Then you will see my posts and status updates in your notifications. Mumma Walker on Facebook

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Prosecco Gin Cocktails #hny #happynewyear #2019 to #2020

via Instagram https://ift.tt/36eg3kL

Recipe Review: Hairy Bikers liver & bacon with onions & gravy

I need a bit of comfort food at this time of year. I really love this recipe from The Hairy Bikers:  Liver and bacon with onions and gravy  and freely admit that I have whipped this from the BBC Food website. I follow the recipe (but sometimes chuck some mushrooms in too) and split it four ways at 11 pro points per serving. It's a classic, and even my 6 year old likes liver cooked like this - the 4 & 2 year olds need a little extra ketchup to convince them. The Hairy Bikers’ traditional liver and bacon makes a simple supper packed full of flavour and bursting with vitamins and minerals Ingredients 450g/1lb lambs’  liver , sliced and fully thawed if frozen 25g/1oz  butter 2 tbsp  sunflower oil 4 tbsp  plain flour 1  onion , halved lengthways and sliced 125g/4½oz rindless streaky  bacon  rashers, each cut into 4–5 pieces 1  beef stock  cube 500ml/18fl oz  jus t-boiled water 1–2 tsp tomato  ketchup salt and freshly ground  black pepper Preparation method Rinse the liver in a cola

Romance

Now, we don't really do Romance, Yorkie and I. We're not the sort of couple that goes to posh restraunts, buy hearts and flowers on a whim etc, but last night we had a really sweet night. We didn't really do much that was classically romantic, it was the mood, the feeling in the air, if you know what I mean....? I cooked us steaks for tea, which is always a winner for Yorkie (his second fav after anything pork) and had the candles lit in the front room. Not that I was going for a romantic atmosphere, I just like to have candles lit on cold dark nights. We snuggled up on the settee together, watching nothing much on telly, all warm and cozy under a blanket, with the cat curled up o us. We'd been talking a little bit about the wedding and stuff, and about what my doc had said to me about what to do before we start a family. Yorkie's eyes went all soft and sweet, he was hugging me close and saying all the right kind of sweet thinks that I love to hear. It was on