Hold That Thought, Milton! by Linda Ravin Lodding Illustrated by: Ross Collins Series: N/A Published: Parragon Books Ltd, March 2014 Edition: Paperback Narrated By: N/A Length: 32 pages Genre: Picture Book, Children’s Fiction Where Did I Get It? Kindly received for review as part of the Parragon Book Buddies group. Summary (from Amazon): Milton’s pet frog…… Continue reading Hold That Thought, Milton! by Linda Ravin Lodding ~ A Picture Book Review
Three Little Dinosaurs by Charles Fuge Illustrated by: Charles Fuge Published: Parragon Books, 2013 Edition: Paperback Length: 24 pages Genre: Young Children’s, dinosaurs, Picture books Where Did I Get It?: Received for review as part of Parragon Book’s BookBuddies scheme Summary (From Amazon): With its sweet illustrations, appealing characters, and clever concept, Charles Fuge’s wonderful new…… Continue reading Three Little Dinosaurs ~ A Book Review
It was Tori’s school trip last Thursday and luckily there were enough spaces on the coach for all of us to go. It was a beautiful day and we had lots of fun exploring Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom which is only half an hour or so from home! After the usual ear-splitting, mind-numbing bus journey…… Continue reading The Day We Stroked A Skunk
Potty training is fun… Arthur: Up! Up! Please! Caius: No, you’ll wee on me! * Arthur has a big ride-on Lightning McQueen and a small toy one. He is looking for one of them… Mummy: Are you looking for the big one? Arthur: No, TITTLE ONE! * Tori: Arthur! Be good. Arthur: NO WAAAY!! *…… Continue reading Quotes of the Week
About three weeks ago, Arthur learned to talk. He has been saying words for ages, but he hasn’t been really talking. Words were singular and merely statements: ‘No’, ‘choo choo’, ‘woof woof’, ‘up’, ‘down’, ‘please’, ‘nose’ – but all of a sudden he twigged that they work better together and it’s like someone cast a…… Continue reading What are these words you speak?
We spend a fair amount of time in the car with the Smalls (currently aged 2 and 3.5 years) and have tried a multitude of CDs to both a) keep them entertained and b) keep them quiet (these things are not one and the same). It involved a few painful incidents where we put a…… Continue reading Our Top 3 Car CDs for Under 5s
Would you believe it? My ‘baby’ is two years old today. Yes, two. Already. I have no idea how this has happened. About five minutes ago he looked like this: And now he’s all: There’s no way of getting round it now, he’s not a baby any longer – he is very definitely a toddler.…… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Arthur Harry!
I think we need to work on Arthur’s pronunciation a bit after this week’s classics… * Watching CBeebies with Artie. TV: ‘X is for fox at the end of his tail!’ Artie: F*CK! * Arthur is standing in the hall pointing. Artie: Bummer! Bummer! Bummer! Mummy: Pardon? Artie: *pointing madly* Bummer! Mummy: *notices towel hanging…… Continue reading Quotes Of The Week
Tonight we suggested that because Tori is such a big girl, maybe she would like to go to bed without wearing a nappy. We put the potty and her toilet roll beside her bed, same as we do for every nap time she has (happily, with no nappy), and said that we’d leave her torch…… Continue reading I Want My Nappy!
Arthur: Daddy, Daddy, Daddy! Caius: I’m not Daddy! Arthur: Mummy, Mummy, Mummy! Caius: Nope. Arthur: *pauses* CAI-CAI!