These two books are perfect for toddlers starting to explore the world around them; one helps you with words, and one with practical skills. Both books were sent to me free of charge to review, but all opinions are my own!Continue reading “Kitten Corner: Learning New Things”
I thought I’d scoop all three of these books into one post, as they tend to be slightly shorter reviews. So read on to find out about three of my recent reads for 5-7 year olds!Continue reading “Kitten Corner: Chapter Book Mini Reviews!”
I missed last week’s Kitten Corner so here’s a round up of some lovely books we’ve been reading recently, which all turned out to be animal themed! All of these books were sent to me free of charge by the publishers, but all opinions are my own.
Flip Flap Zoo by Axel Scheffler, from Nosy Crow
This zany mix-and-match book is great fun! It’s a little bit advanced for my one-year-old, but the adults in the family have been having a great time mixing up the top and bottom halves of animals to create weird and wonderful creatures. We particularly like the sloose (part sloth, part moose)! Each half of the animal is drawn to line up with all the possible bottom halves, and vice versa, creating a really entertaining set of pictures in Scheffler’s unique style, and there’s a four line poem accompanying each half, which makes for some funny reading both in their correct and unusual formations. It’s hard to read this one straight through, but hilarious to dip into and out of.Continue reading “Kitten Corner: New Animal Fun!”
I really enjoyed Alastair Chisholm’s debut sci-fi, Orion Lost (review here), so I was thrilled to get a chance to review Adam-2!Continue reading “Review: Adam-2 by Alastair Chisholm”
The latest instalment in the Museum Kittens series is just as full of adventure, history, and adorable cats as I’ve come to expect!Continue reading “Review: Museum Kittens – The Treasure Map by Holly Webb”
This adorable tale of a wartime publishing cat – based on real life! – is a sweet and heartwarming story that’s perfect for cat lovers.Continue reading “Review: The Book Cat by Polly Faber and Clara Vulliamy”
You might recognise this book from the cover reveal I did back in March, but I’m happy to be on the blog tour too, so I’m bringing you my full review!Continue reading “Blog Tour: The Raven Heir by Stephanie Burgis”
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!”