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Win a Picture Book Hamper from Pan Macmillan!

Just like that – December is here! Schools are out – Christmas feelings are in full swing, and well all the work that comes with that too. This Christmas represents so much for our family and I cannot wait to just be home relaxing! 2018 has been a long stressful year! Enough about that, I’m sure you are hear to find out about this competition I’ve been promising!

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The Importance of Picture Books! {Picture Book Month}

Both my children love reading, the littlest more but this is because we have cultivated this love from a very young age. We did this with the use of picture books, most of which were way over his “age group”. November is Picture Book month, and to celebrate this, every day this week I will be featuring and reviewing one of our favourite picture books! Of course at the end of this week there will be a lovely picture book hamper for age group 3-6 sponsored by Pan MacMillan for you to win!

All you need to do is follow each book review this week for a hint released each day and on Friday follow the prompts!

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Daddy Long Legs {Children’s Book Review}

This is in fact not a book about spiders, gogo’s or any creepy crawly’s as the title would have you think. Daddy Long Legs is actually a beautiful book about a daddy’s relationship with his child.

How many of you have sang the song, “Clap handies, clap handies for Daddy to come”? When Ian has had to travel in the past although I’ve never sang the song, I’ve found myself pining. Dads, the heroes of so many children’s hearts are often the ones who are traveling, and spending more time away from home. While the parent left behind nurtures and give reassurance of Daddy’s return. This book is that reassurance in a way that warms all the mushies in your heart.

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First Stories: Pinocchio – Push, Pull, Slide {Children’s Book Review}

Reading to toddlers can be challenging. As much as Daniel loves to read, I like to think he gets this from mimicking his reader parents. Often him asking us to read his favourite books, include him starting us on his favourite pages and showing us all the interesting pictures on the page. In-between which sometimes before we can finish reading the page he’s ready to move on. Last week we received some lovely additions to our growing library, which included First Stories: Pinocchio.

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A yummy, funny any-time story – Cake {Children’s Book Review}

Creating a love for books has been my favourite part of having children. Seeing Emilie lost in a good book brings back so many good memories from when I, too, got lost in a world of imagination as a child. Daniel mimicking those behaviours brings me so much joy, knowing he is already establishing a love and respect for books at such a young age. So when Pan Macmillan sent us some books to review I was notably ecstatic!

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