Let’s Peep Inside a Fairy Tale… 

Usborne has 3 books in their Peep Inside a Fairy Tale series; Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast and Little Red Riding Hood. These books are beautifully designed retelling’s of some of the most loved fairy tales. A must for any child’s book shelf.

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Book of Face Painting Review

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I bought Usborne’s Book of Face Painting for my 8 year old daughter for Christmas. This book contains a multitude of different face painting designs from animals to monsters. Pirate’s to Princess’. Vampires to Angels’.

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How Books Can Enhance Play

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Books can be used in so many ways and one great way is to enhance play. Simply putting books related to an activity which your children are playing with can bring different elements to their play.

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Llamas in Pyjamas Review

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Llamas in Pyjamas, by Russell Punter and David Semple, is a fun rhyming book that is part of the Usborne Phonics Readers set. It is a great, lively story to share. Or for beginner readers to have a go.

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Am I Normal Yet? Review

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Am I Normal Yet? deals with several issues very close to my heart. The core theme portrayed to me before reading was feminism. But to me the true heart of this book was the effects of anxiety and depression on a teenage girl. I know this is a lonely, dark and very scary place to be.

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Beginner’s Cookbook Review 

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This week me and my children have been experimenting with a few recipes from this brilliant book, Beginner’s Cookbook. My daughter and I made Chocolate Choux Buns, I made the veggie burgers one night for dinner and on Valentine’s day we made Gingerbread biscuits for Daddy. 

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My Magical Bookshop and Safer Internet Day

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Tuesday 7th February 2017 is Safer Internet Day. I have 3 children myself and it amazes me, at their young ages, what they are able to do with technology. What scares me the most though is the hidden dangers of being on-line. How vulnerable could our children really be to these dangers?

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