Thursday, December 29, 2011

What do animals really like?

What Animals Really Like, Fiona Robinson, Abrams 

For one night only....
Mr. Herbert Timberteeth's new musical bonanza
What Animals Like Most

Anarchy is in the air. 
The shrimp like to ski not swim, the kangaroos prefer Ping-Pong to hopping about and the lions enjoy flower arranging (while the horses are partial to deep-sea diving). 
Mr. Herbert Timberteeth is at the end of his tether. Can the show go on? 

Lots and lots of fun. 

Friday, December 16, 2011

High Street

High Street, Alice Melvin (Tate)

Last-minute arrival in the store before Christmas! Wonderful!

In High Street, little Sally (and her fabulous 70s haircut) has a long list of things to buy down the high street, including a yellow rose and a garden hose, a cockatoo and a tin kazoo, a cherry tart and a candy heart.

Lift the flaps on each page to see inside the shops and help Sally find what she is after.

With stunning retro illustrations and beautifully cased in hardback this is definitely a winner. Love it.


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Do you have any hardback Enid Blytons?

Why, yes!

They reappear when you least expect it! Back in stock and looking beautiful all ready for Christmas are these gorgeous, big hardback editions of Enid Blyton's beloved classics The Enchanted Wood and The Magic Faraway Tree.

Monday, December 12, 2011


BOM! Went the Bear, Nicki Greenberg, Allen & Unwin

BOM! went the bear on the big bass drum...
Ting ting-a 
ting ting-a 
Strum strum strum. 

There are singing turtles, a lizard on a zither and some squirrels that are having a ball with the cymbals. 
And then the brass band appears! Parrup parrup parrah!

GREAT fun, and perfect for the 2-4 crowd this Christmas. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Violet Mackerel's Natural Habitat

Violet Mackerel’s Natural Habitat, Anna Branford & Sarah Davis (Walker)

 Violet keeps a pet ladybird which she names “Small Gloria” (CUTE) but unfortunately the Small Gloria dies. The life cycle of the ladybird eventually inspires Violet's big sister’s school science project.

The story is funny in an off-beat sort of way, Violets musings on everyday life are quirky and sweet - in fact the whole Mackerel family are quite charming and the drawings really make the story extra lovely. There is a ladybird funeral in it too, which strange but not too gloomy.

Highly Recommended for those not so girly girls who are creative and thoughtful!


Friday, December 2, 2011


It's December now so we can finally let loose our Christmas Cheer!