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Nicki.Hogan

2 children aged 4 & 3.
Joined November 2016

Favourite book EVER is Regeneration by Pat Barker
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Entered a Giveaway 1st February '19

Book pages Placeholder Book
The Mega Magic Hair Swap!: The debut book from TV personality, Rochelle Humes
For Ages
2, 3, 4 & 5
No. of Copies
11
End Date
12th Feb '19
Open to residents of Republic of Ireland & United Kingdom

Wrote a Review 3rd February '19

Book pages The Day The Crayons Came Home
The Day The Crayons Came Home
I read it to RCHogan aged 4
This brilliant follow up to "The Day the Crayons Quit" follows the same format as the original whereby hacked-off crayons write letters of complaint in to their owner.

Wrote a Review 3rd February '19

Book pages The Day The Crayons Quit
The Day The Crayons Quit
I read it to RCHogan aged 4 & to AIHogan aged 3
This hilarious and creative books tells the story of Duncan's crayons and their revolt against him. Each colour crayon has a complain against the way they have been used by him and write a letter to outline their grievances.
The illustrations are bright and quirky; they complement the story wonderfully and suit the overall tone of the book.
A fair bit of the humour is lost of my 3-year old; my 4-year old understands far more of it and finds it much funnier but I suspect this will only get more so over time. It's probably best suited to ages 4+. I personally found it really amusing!
The ending is great and wraps the story up beautifully. It's a lovely surprise to enjoy but suffice to say that Duncan addresses everyone's issues.
The story itself is charming; it brings up a lot of material to talk about from fairness; equality; airing complaints; how we treat our belongings … there is a lot there to work with from lots of different angles.

Wrote a Review 3rd February '19

Book pages That's Not My Dinosaur
That's Not My Dinosaur
I read it to AIHogan aged 3
This book in the "That's not my" series is one of my daughter's favourites. For all it's maybe getting a little young for her she still really enjoys the format and joins in with the words all the way through. She enjoys the touchy-feely elements and enjoys engaging with the illustrations. Speaking off, the illustrations are charming and follow the usual style of the series. They are bright and appeal to children. It's a quick read but no bad thing as it's a great one to squeeze in between longer books.
This series of books are a wonderful way of engaging children with books and encouraging their interactive; this book is no exception. There is a white mouse to spot on each page which is a great way to promote children's interest for the entirety of the book.