Remembering my imaginary friend with Imaginary Fred

Both Dylan and Xander are imaginative children who are really into books. They go through them at a rate of knots. We were delighted then to be offered a copy of Imaginary Fred for them to enjoy. Written by Irish Children's Laureate Eoin Colfer and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers - whose work the boys are very familiar ...

Review: Planet Parent by Mark Woods

I've always been interested in how other cultures approach the ever-evolving learning process that is parenting. We've got a fair few friends in France, so have tried certain techniques from across the channel on the boys. It's fair to say that we've experienced varying degrees of success. So I was pleased to be offered a copy of this recent ...

Review: Wonderous World books

Dylan and Xander both love books and are well into letters - especially those in their own names - so are very good at spotting them, which makes these personalised books from Wonderous Ink the perfect gifts. Designed to show little ones why they're unique in the world, the stories are based on the adventures of a child who, without ...

Book who’s talking

I was tagged in a meme on Facebook recently by one of my good mates from university and, as I've hardly read any books since those days - which were more years ago than I care to remember now - thought I ought to write a post about it. Especially as my degree was in English Literature. I feel I ...