Man’s First Words – A Review

JoBooks, Children's Books

Mans First Words cover

About the book: “In a world where words do not exist, a small boy has a big idea. Follow his journey as he teaches his family their first few words. From these small beginnings, with the help of a sabre-toothed tiger, he sets off to change the world!” This beautiful tale of a small boy with a big idea will … Read More

Scavenger Art by Lexi Rees

JoBooks, Children's Books

Scavenger Hunt (Front Cover)

From the back cover: Scavenger hunts are fun. Drawing is fun. Put them together for ★ SCAVENGER ART ★ This unique art-based activity book includes 52 scavenger hunts designed to ✓ encourage curious minds✓ spark creativity✓ practise mindfulness✓ develop drawing skills Perfect for ages 6 to 12. What did I think? We have reviewed a book from Lexi Rees previously, and I was excited to see … Read More

The Rug Bear – A Review

JoBooks, Children's Books

The RugBear Cover

“Illustrated by Michael Terry (The Selfish Crocodile), The Rug Bear is an engaging picture book for young children (aged 0-5) that is full of fun characters to look out for on every page. A perfect book for parents and children to read together, the book features a game of hide and seek that takes a rather unexpected turn.” What did we … Read More

The Book Dragon Club – A Review

JoBooks, Children's Books

The Book Dragon front cover

As book reviews go, I’m bringing you* one with a difference today. This is less about an individual book, and more about instilling a love for all things literary in young readers. From the back cover: Packed with awesome activities, this journal has everything a book dragon needs! Tackle the fun reading challenges Set up a book club with your … Read More

Gloria The Summer Fun Bus

JoBooks, Children's Books

Gloria The Summer Fun Bus front cover

I have had the absolute pleasure of bringing you previous books by Sue Wickstead on my blog, and today I am delighted to share* Gloria The Summer Fun Bus with you. From the back cover: “Gloria is a special Playbus. She is painted with bright colours that makes her stand out. Now she is ready for a summer of fun, … Read More

Sparky The Dragon Bus Review

JoChildren's Books

Sparky the Dragon Bus Front Cover

From the back cover: “Sparky isn’t your typical double-decker bus. Behind the dragon and magical paintings, she’s full of fun and adventures for all children. Jump aboard to find out what makes Sparky so special.” What we thought: Sparky the Dragon Bus is a beautiful story about inclusion and play. A bus, Sparky, is chosen from the bus yard to … Read More

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

JoAdult Books, Children's Books

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit - Judith Kerr - Cup of Toast blog

From the back cover: “Suppose your country began to change. Suppose that without your noticing, it became dangerous for some people to live in it any longer. Suppose you found, to your surprise, that your own father was one of these people. That is what happened to Anna, in Germany in 1933. Anna is too busy with schoolwork and tobogganing … Read More

A Spooky Tale by Sue Wickstead

JoChildren's Books

A Spooky Tale Cover

“When the teacher decided to take the class out on a walk the children did not want to go … But… What could possibly go wrong? Why did the class not feel well? Read the book to find out.” What did we think? I’m delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for A Spooky Tale! My boys loved Sue’s … Read More

Jay-Jay and the Carnival: A Review

JoChildren's Books

Jay-Jay and the Carnival Cover

  “Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus is a brightly coloured playbus full of toys. He’s always ready for adventure, and after an eventful summer the bus is ready for his journey to the carnival. The children are also excited – but what will happen on the way?”     I’m delighted to be taking part in Sue Wickstead’s book tour for … Read More