Wild by Emily Hughes

A couple of days ago, it was the birthday of my little son. For me, having a child like him was a SHOCK. Son N1 was an angel, the perfect child.
This one is something else, he breaks everything he touches, he always finds a different use for things, he screams, tantrums for 30 minutes, we are always living in A& E, he never agrees with what I say, and he is only 2 and driving me crazy.

So when I heard about this book, I thought it was perfect for him. It is called WILD.

The story goes that this feral girl was raised in the jungle by animals and then some humans tried to take her to the civilisation. It didn’t go very well. The story is a wonderful, heart warming one, specially if you love animals.

But I want to put special attention to the illustrations, they are marvellous. Emily Hughes’s scenes depict some very sweet moments between the animals and the girl. You can buy it from the Flying Eye website.

We read this book again and again with my 2 sons and we love it. I treasure it and I keep it safe from the wild creature in my house, and to be honest (shh don’t tell him) I bought more for me that for him.

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Images by Flying Eye Books

The Hole

So in my never ending search for new book for my children, I found this one. It is called THE HOLE by Øyvind-Torseter. It is a very simple but funny story, the character finds a hole in his flat, as you can see all the book has a hole in the middle, so the story evolves with the character and the hole. You have to buy it, I’m not giving away the story, it’s too good!

You can find it Amazon

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Reasons my kid is crying

I got this amazing book Reasons my kid is crying as a Christmas present, one of the best books I’ve ever read. So you think that your child is making unreasonable demands that you can’t even begin to comprehend? You are not alone my dear, welcome to the bonkers world of being a parent. This book, compiled by Greg Pembroke, shows us the ridiculous reasons why your son or daughter cry as if the world is ending. There is a blog as well where parents send funny pictures, or you can get the book on Amazon. Worth every cent.

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Leap Reader – LeapFrog

I can’t recommend enough the Leap Reader from LeapFrog. I love books and I think the feel of paper is amazing but this object it is fantastic (I still can’t figure it out how it works). I combines perfectly the idea of books and technology. My son, who is 4, spends hours listening and reading.
Basically the pen reads the words and letter for you and they can practising writing as well the letter in the books. There are books in English and Spanish which is great, you download the software in the pen, depending the book you bought, and that’s it. Ready to enjoy.
If you kids love reading, this is a great gift. You can find it on Amazon, or Ebay or Early Centre UK.

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Big Mean Mike

I picked this book from the library last week. Mainly because I was intrigued by the cover.
It is hilarious.
Big Mean Mike is the biggest, toughest dog in the whole neighbourhood. He has a big mean car that he likes to drive around the big, mean streets. Everyone knows that Mike is big and mean and that’s just the way he likes it. Then one day a tiny fuzzy bunny shows up in his car. Before anyone can see, Mike puts the bunny down on the pavement and drives away. When the tiny fuzzy bunny shows up again and this time brings a friend, Mike tells them both to get lost. Big, mean dogs do not hang out with tiny, fuzzy bunnies! But gosh, those bunnies are SO sweet…
My son loved it! And I love the lesson that it teaches to the kids. Very recommended.

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Stuck

Again Oliver Jeffers and his amazing imagination. I bought this book for Rafi and I read it last night before giving it to him for his birthday, I laughed out loud so much. This book is brilliant, such a simple but effective story. Floyd has to rescue his kite that is stuck on a tree, and then the fun begins with his adventure to rescue it.
You can check out all his books in his website

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This Moose belongs to me – Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers is one of my favourite illustrators. He has such a lovely style, simple stories and gorgeous illustrations. I love these books and my son loves them as well.
Books like “Lost and Found”, “How to Catch a Star”, “The Way Back Home” are new classics of this era.
He has a new book out now called “This Moose Belong to Me”. Here is the trailer, which is lovely.