Another day of inspiration at the Story Museum

I blogged last year about our trip to the Story Museum in Oxford and how much I loved visiting. Today I went back with Jemima (nearly 7) to check out their latest exhibitions. And they’ve done it again. Jemima and I both loved the Time For Bed room. There’s a row of pegs just before … More Another day of inspiration at the Story Museum

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Stop Those Monsters! – review

I’ve been looking forward to Stop Those Monsters!¬†since reading Steve Cole’s Aliens Stink! last year and enjoying it far more than I was expecting to. Stop Those Monsters! is another take-a-boy-out-of-normal-life-and-shove-him-into-a-parallel-world story. This time we have Bob, a 12-year-old boy being babysat by Rachel Thing (he can’t remember her surname) when his house is caught … More Stop Those Monsters! – review

Elspeth Hart and the School for Show-Offs – review

There’s a perceived impression in publishing circles that boys are more interested than girls in snot and toilet jokes. In my personal experience, however, ALL children, regardless of gender, find farts funny. And my six-year-old daughter picks her nose and eats it. And my three-year-old’s favourite insult is ‘boo-boo’ which has something to do with … More Elspeth Hart and the School for Show-Offs – review