Book reviews by kids, for kids: Hooray for Fish!

Book reviews by kids, for kids: Hooray for Fish!

Hooray for Fish! is one of my regular go-to books - not just for reading to the tornadoes but also for gifting to friends with very young kids. Written and illustrated by Lucy Cousins (the creator of Maisy) it's a fun read and the illustrations are bright and friendly...

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Gift Grapevine gift guides: Gift ideas for babies

Gift Grapevine gift guides: Gift ideas for babies

Step away from that soft and fluffy stuffed toy. It will just gather dust along with many others. Instead, choose a practical and fun gift for baby this Christmas that Mum will also appreciate (and one that will be enjoyed well past the baby stage). Nothing is...

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Best books for babies

Best books for babies

“A book is a gift you can open again and again.”
Garrison Keillor (American writer and broadcaster)

I’m a bit of a nut when it comes to kids books. You’re never too young (or old!) to enjoy them. Each night, when my kids tire of running around and finally manage to sit still, I love nothing more than cuddling up together and reading their current favourites.

I usually follow the gift giving rule of “if in doubt, give a book”. For very young kids, I find board books are the way to go. My toddler tornedos aren’t exactly gentle creatures. As much as I have tried to teach them to be gentle with their books, I have found that board books have stood the test of time rather than their flimsy paperback counterparts (especially the lift the flap variety).

Here are a few books that have been favourites with Miss TT and Mr TT and their friends when they were very young. These are the ones that I actually don’t mind reading again and again…..

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