Book Round Up – August/September

As you know we are book buddies and have a massive apology for taking so long to upload our review!

You can’t beat the classics can you? We have taken Charlie to the pantomime a few times and one of our favourite was Jack and the Beanstalk so when we were sent this book it was lovely to be able to share with the girls from the lovely folks at Parragon Books.

They were instantly drawn to the book as it has tabs that you slide out with extra pictures. I love the classics and Charlie loved looking too as it was one we have seen in panto!

The girls were also sent the beautiful Collection of Nursery a Rhymes which has over 100 classic songs. I have to admit there’s a few I’m not familiar with but it’s a lovely looking book that would make a gorgeous gift for a birthday or christening. It is a hardback book which is a unisex colour and feels very luxurious.

nursery rhymes

I have had to keep it out of the girls reach as they tend to rip paper pages but at our new house I’m having a book shelf so think it will look perfect out of reach for the next few months until they aren’t so heavy handed!

We also received this absolutely gorgeous looking Miffy book which looks just amazing.

miffyIt is Miffys 60th birthday year so what better way to celebrate with these beautiful books. The girls call it the miff book which always makes me giggle but I love how iconic Miffy is and how it can transport me back to my childhood! I love the simple striking monochrome and yellow colour in the rabbit shape which caught the girls eye. The book itself has Miffy on the left hand side and single words on the right – this is good to help children and first words. The book has an RRP of £5.99.

Charlie was also sent LEGO[©2015 The LEGO Group. Produced by Dorling Kindersley under licence from the LEGO Group] Awesome ideas which is a hardback book full of ideas for LEGO models. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t own a miscellaneous LEGO drawer with odd pieces or the remnants of an old set that got broken along the way.    IMG_4762 IMG_4763 IMG_4764

Charlie was given a lot of LEGO so it’s a great book for him to have for new ideas. It’s broken down into various categories such as The Wild West and Fantasy Land and gives tips, inspiration and a brick gallery with various names for all the little pieces you can end up with. This also allows you to follow some of their building guides.

Charlie particularly liked the Tree Slide and I like that whilst it gives you tips it’s not definitive and he can add bits that he wants instead of a LEGO set where you have to follow the instructions to a tee

It is a hardback book with 200 pages and a funky 3D front page. I think if would make a great gift for any LEGO enthusiast but I would say it’s more suited if they are able to read confidently so that they can crack on. The book is out now with a RRP of £16.99.

Happy reading guys!

B xx

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  1. 14th September 2015 / 7:17 am

    I love the look of the nursery rhyme book. The Lego one looks great too, your son looks so absorbed and excited by it 🙂


  2. 14th September 2015 / 12:12 pm

    Brilliant selection of books, nice to see ones for all ages!! thanks for sharing with #readwithme x

  3. 14th September 2015 / 6:31 pm

    My boys have been reviewing the lego book too. Our post should be live later this week. And those other books look good too

  4. 15th September 2015 / 6:19 pm

    We have recently discovered Miffy too (a bargain charity shop find!) so we are having lots of run reading those. the other books look great too x