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Was read to me 13th January '19

Florence and the Mischievous Kitten
Author: Megan Rix
‘Florence and the Mischievous Kitten' is a story of two poor sisters who tragically lost their parents. One day the younger sister, Beth found a very sweet kitten which belonged to famous Florence Nightingale. Both ladies from ‘different’ worlds met and changed each others lives.
It was so heart warming story. Daisy is such a  likable character and the story is written in such great way that the book is . . . well, simply great.
My daughter is 6 and has just started enjoying chapters of stories at bedtime. She absolutely loves this book. It is fabulous introduction for children interested in history of remarkable Florence Nightingale. She is a nursing icon, a lady far ahead of her time, not afraid to step out of her societal realms. The glossary  at the back of the book is very helpful, providing important dates /names in Nightingale's life. This book really exceeded my expectations.
It is fantastic and I would like to say well done Megan Fox!

Was read to me 5th January '19

The Almost Animals
Author: Hugh Holman
A unique approach to animals, written in an easy-to-read format that kids will enjoy. Angle, the young crocogator feels that she doesn't belong to Nowhere - a place which has been her home since she remembers. She feels unwelcomed and she hopes to find a better place to live. During her trip she discovers the power of friendship and the meaning of the ‘real home / family’.
Incredibly clever and engaging book. My daughter loves to create new names now - not only for animals but also for other objects around us. It’s a lovely book that will be cherished for many years. You need to read this book if you want to become kinder and more perceptive towards others.

Was read to me 14th December '18

1001 Things to Spot at Christmas
Author: Alex Frith Illustrator: Teri Gower
These 1001 book is fantastic, the illustrations are wonderful and my daughter loves it!
It's very colourful and kept her interested by finding and counting the christmassy things - she also learnt many new words.

Was read to me 27th November '18

The Purrfect Pawse: A little book to help children pause, stretch and be grateful
Author: Avril McDonald Illustrator: Tatiana Minina
A brilliant introduction to yoga for the little ones in your life!  My daughter enjoys turning to her favourite pages to act out the yoga poses which are fun and simple to follow. The illustrations are truly beautiful and relaxing. I love the natural flow the book has and the poem 'Stars in the Night'. Such a lovely book... I recommend this book for every little yoga child!

Was read to me 28th August '18

Happy Hatchday
Author: Rob Biddulph
My daughter came to me and said "Mummy - you need to read this book now - it is so cute!!"

A beautifully designed book with simple and sweet rhyming text. This is a great book for youngsters starting to read suitable for all young kids who are dinosaurs lovers. I'm sure the whole family will enjoy hearing or reading this rhyming and very touching story which has a little lesson to learn about all the first times that every junior enjoys:)