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Skorokoro by Melanie Rosettenstein

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Title: Skorokoro

Author: Melanie Rosettenstein

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A little boy is very embarrassed by his father’s old rusty car that his dad drives.

All the way to school he prays the car will start and as Skorokoro goes Bang! Bang! Pop!the children in the street laugh at him.

A lightening storm sends the teasing children running for cover but there’s more than enough room in Skorokoro to get the children to school dry.

A beautiful reminder to teach our children. To appreciate what they have and always share with others.

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Bear’s big bottom by Steve Smallman & Emma Yarlett

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Title: Bear’s big bottom

Author: Steve Smallman & Emma Yarlett

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This adorable tale is about the sweetest, friendliest, nicest bear you will ever meet.

Bear unfortunately has a very large bottom that keeps getting in the way and upsetting his friends.

Bear hides away and his worried friends set out to look for him. Where can he be?

A sneaky fox chases after the petrified friends and bear comes to the rescue in a most peculiar way.

This delightful story and has a CD to read along to the witty narration with original music and sound effect.

There are also page turning prompts for readers to join in and follow along with the lively illustrations.

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Fred the Fox by Phillipa Morassi

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Title: Fred the foxAuthor: Phillipa MorassiABOUT :An adorable tale of friendship and learning to cope with feeling lonely.Feeling sad and lonely and a little different from his friends, Fred the fox sets out to find someone to chat to.He meets Bonnie, the shy little bear. The two become friends and learn that it’s okay to be different.Phillipa talks straight to the heart of our children in her latest book as she guides them through dealing with big emotions in this cute woodlands tale.The back of the book has a page for parents to open further discussion on the emotions within the book.And there last page tells us the wonderful things we can learn from nature and the creature characters throughout the tale.We love the feeling friends series and I see us refering back to this story often as Hamish grows.

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5 minute tales – explorer stories

This book review is in collaboration with Kids Book ClubTitle:Explorer StoriesPublished by :Igloo Books

About the book

5 captivating stories of adventure that will keep your preschooler engaged and entertained.Join each of the children on a new fun adventure from zooming off to Jupiter to discovering glittering treasure under the ocean.Nigel goes on safari but is dissapointed that the animals are so quiet until a cheeky monkey changes all that and Nigel has the best day ever.Bonny and her dad have a fun adventure planned with the hot air balloon man but the wind has other plans. See how dad navigates the skies and Bonny gets the best birthday gift.Ed and Ella are exploring the old space rocket at dad’s work when they roar off into space. A space dog named zog helps them get home safely but not before showing them around Jupiter.Sally and grandpa set off to discover the lost treasure under the ocean. They see so many beautiful creatures but will they find the treasure?Ally is sleeping over at her Aunt but is afraid of the dark. Aunt Jane takes her on a magical night time adventure to show Ally just how much fun night time can be.Recommended reading 2-7 yearsThe opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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Baby basic words

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Title: Baby basic words

Author: Priddy books

About the book

Priddy books are my all time first choice for baby and toddlers.

Their images are clear and bright and they make use of real objects so your child can identify real life with the new vocabulary learnt.

Baby basics is full of everyday items that your toddler will encounter around them.

Hamish had so much fun matching his own truck and drum to the pictures inside his book.

The books are sturdy enough for little fingers to page over and over again and small enough to fit into a nappy bag or backpack to keep your toddler busy when you go out.

Recommended reading 1 -2 years

The opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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Playvolution by Karen and Alex Powell

Play … what exactly is play ?

The dictionary defines play as :

Play (n) : recreation, amusement, esp. As the spontaneous activity of children and young animals; the action or manner if playing a game; frivolity; entertainment; recreation; fun; pleasure; sport; merrymaking; revelry; tomfoolery; horseplay; skylarking.

Play (v): amuse oneself; frolic; caper; sport; have fun; have a good time; enjoy oneself; take part in; join in; participate in; be occupied with; engage in; in jest; in fun; jokingly; teasingly; playfully; toungue-in-cheek; for a laugh.

Playvolution

Karen and Alex, owners of the play company Straight Zigzag, have written a book that takes you on a journey through the world of play.

In these pages they unpack the true definition of play and the characteristics of a true play experience thus helping you to understand the importance behind your child’s moments of play.

The book highlights new trends , toy designs and play environments. They also highlight the pros and cons of techno toys.

This couple, dedicated to creating awareness of the importance of childhood play, draw insight from their studies, work and life experiences and in a practical and insightful manner help you to see the importance of raising a balanced child in today’s modern, fast paced world.

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http://straightzigzag.co.za

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My Big farm book -review

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Title: My Big Farm Book
Author: Priddy Books

About the book

This sturdy board book is great for introducing the farm to toddlers and developing vocabulary.

With real life pictures that depict a typical day on the farm, your child will learn animal families, their homes, names and the produce they give us.

This has fast become one of Hamish’s favourite books with more than 50 farm words to read and learn.

Recommended reading 0 -2 years

The opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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Old MacDonald had a farm by Daniel Howarth

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Title: Old MacDonald had a farm

Author: Daniel Howarth

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In this cute twist to the classic song Old MacDonald is having a terrible time with the animals who will not listen until dog saves the day.

Full of bright expressive illustrations and a farm yard of animal sounds this book will keep your toddler entertained and engrossed for hours.

Don’t be surprised if you find yourself singing Old MacDonald after reading this.

Another beautiful classic on the bookshelf.

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The mighty elephant in the land of Kachoo by Tina Scotford

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Title: The mighty elephant in the land of Kachoo

Author:Tina Scotford

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I love the Kachoo series and we’ve been recieving one each month with our Kidsbookclub.co.za subscription.

These quirky books are written in rhyme and contain all sorts of interesting facts about the animals that live in the African plains.

Engaging from the minute you open the book the illustrations are captivating and comical.

In this book the mighty elephant is stomping through the woods breaking the trees. The animals complain that the elephant is a messy pest . He tries to be gentle but because of his size the trees still get broken.

Poor elephant feels very sad. He can’t do anything right.

A great fire breaks out and the elephant saves the animal friends proving his trunk and size can be very useful.

A wonderful lesson that each of us is perfect just as we are.

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My Big words book

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Title: My Big Word Book

Published by: Priddy books

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This big board book is the perfect first word books for little fingers to page through and “read

Bright, colourful realistic photos of every day words help children reinforce the vocabulary they have learnt.

By the time babies reach their first birthday they will have learned all the sounds needed to speak their native language so the more stories you read aloud, the more words your little one will be exposed to and the better he or she will be able to talk.

Hearing words also helps to build a rich vocabulary of words in a baby’s brain.

Children whose parents frequently talk and read to them know more words by age 2 than children who have not been read to and first word books acts as dictionaries for little ones to reinforce the vocabulary they have learnt.

Disclaimer : All books are sponsored unless stated and the opinions expressed within the review are my own.