I wasn’t sure what to title this post, but all three of these books deal with tricky emotions and situations, whether that’s arguing, fear, or indecision, so I think they make a nice group! All of these books were sent to me free of charge for review, but my opinions are all my own.Continue reading “Kitten Corner: Handling Stressful Situations”
You’ve heard of this book before: I was one of the stops on its blog tour back in January, where I interviewed author Amy Bond. You can check that out here, but today I wanted to actually review the book!Continue reading “Review: Morgana Mage in the Robotic Age”
As you know, I am very much a cat person, and I’m always on the lookout for books featuring cats, in any age range. We’ve recently loved Mooncat and Me, which I reviewed here, and here are four more books for little ones that have cats! All of these books were sent to me, but that doesn’t affect my opinions.
Cat Chat by Dr Jess French and Penelope Dullaghan, from Nosy Crow
This is a wonderful introduction to the body language of cats! Each page has a brilliantly expressive illustration of a different cat, and a rhyming description that explains simply what each cat is feeling (“Say hello cat/let me go cat” for example). I think this will be invaluable as a tool to show my toddler when it’s safe or unsafe to approach our cat, which is something I’m hyperaware he needs to learn – Tomte is a gentle giant, but he’s still a cat with claws and teeth! I like that there are more detailed explanations of how to interact with cats at the back of the book, with an emphasis on when to leave cats alone and how to get them to feel comfortable with you – it has just the right balance of teaching kids to be wary while also acknowledging that they probably badly want to touch the cat! I’m very impressed with this, and will be glad to have it on hand for the future. Highly recommended for those who own both cats and toddlers.Continue reading “Kitten Corner: A Selection of Cats!”
This week in Kitten Corner I have an array of lovely animal-themed picture books to show you, so let’s jump right in! All these books were sent to me free of charge by the publishers, but that doesn’t affect my opinions.
This is Crab by Harriet Evans and Jacqui Lee, from Little TigerContinue reading “Kitten Corner: So Many Animals!”
Betsy Bow-Linnet and her 44 highly trained mice are back! This time, they’re on a baking adventure…Continue reading “Review: 44 Tiny Chefs by Sylvia Bishop and Ashley King”
I’m a big fan of this fun time-travel series, and I’m pleased to say that the third book is just as great!
Continue reading “Review: An Escape in Time by Sally Nicholls”
Any picture book with a cat in it will always pique my interest, and this particular cat comes with a wonderfully thoughtful story about handling anxiety and apprehension!Continue reading “Kitten Corner: Mooncat and Me by Lydia Corry”
Where’s Mrs Doctor? by Ingela P Arrhenius, from Nosy Crow
We adore this series! I’ve reviewed several of the Felt Flaps books here before (Where’s Mrs Queen, and Where’s Mrs Car, to mention a couple), and the series goes from strength to strength. This hospital themed book is particularly lovely – I’m so happy to see a female doctor and paramedic and a male nurse, helping break down persistent stereotypes, and it’s also fabulous to see the diversity of skin tones across both medical staff and patients. The artwork is bright and simple, and the felt flaps are SO grabbable – plus there’s a lovely mirror at the end!Continue reading “Kitten Corner: Board Books Galore!”
This time on Kitten Corner I wanted to highlight some beautiful picture books that tackle the subject of feelings, friendships, and other emotional issues – there’s been a gorgeous selection published recently, so if you’re in need of a book that speaks to your and your little ones’ hearts, this is the post for you!
All of these books were sent to me for review, but that doesn’t affect my opinions!
Sometimes by Stephanie Stansbie and Elisa Paganelli
Published by Little Tiger Books on 1st April 2021Continue reading “Kitten Corner: More Books About Feelings”
After the excellent Kit series (see my reviews of The Dragon in the Library, The Monster in the Lake, and The Wizard in the Wood!) I’ll read anything Louie Stowell writes, and this Labyrinth-inspired tale of fairyland lives up to the hype!Continue reading “Review: Otherland”