Hands up who hasn’t read, laughed and/or cried at a Jane Green novel? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Thought not. She is probably THE most prolific author of books for birds. Those books were there when I broke up with Mr Big Mark 1, 2 and 3. And it felt ALL better.
Not only that – she is (more importantly for our purposes..) one of those beings I supremely respect/admire/fear….a mother of four – twins included! So who better to tell us what book she enjoys than a brilliant author with four kids? Anyone? Anyone? So may I present her TOP 5 kids books. Over to you Jane….
Now I don’t know if I’m a bad mother or what – but of late, I’m a bit erm…irritable around my kids. Yup. I’m not afraid to admit it. Cute, yes. Sweet, yes. Driving me up the wall, yes. Maybe it’s the fallout after a LONG summer and NOT LONG ENOUGH back at school!
WHATEVER, WHATEVER…but for any other parents out there who want something that’s NOT A SCREEN to keep their kids quiet (whatever happened to the saying ‘kids should be seen but not heard’????!!!) – here are some fabulous activity books and things to TURN THE VOLUME DOWN, or PREFERABLY OFF!
The brilliant brilliant 1000 Activities by Priddy Books is a snip at £5.99 from Amazon.
The FAAAAAAHBULOUS Usbourne Book of Drawing, Doodling and Colouring £5.49 from Amazon.
Monsters Inc? Who needs it! Love these wipe clean Monster Doodle Cards. £2.99 Amazon.
This one is a favourite of my budding FASHIONISTAS. £9.10 from Amazon.
Travelling? No probs. This is a winner! £3.89 Amazon.
And lastly, put NOSE-PICKING on the back burner with this! £5.49 Amazon….
So, wonderful calm parents – there endeth my lesson in quiet time. Get busy with it – I have!
Now I can go all cultured on myself you know. My twins are going to be the next first great identical twin singers. We will show the world that identical twins dont have be be tarts (Cheeky Girls) or look like twats (Jedward). They will be COOOOOOOOL. I’m helping them on their way with this book…The Creepy Crawly Songbook.
It’s by Carl Davis a very well known composer/conductor who’s won a BAFTA and collaborated with Paul McCartney and and and, I like it! It features poems and songs all about creepy crawlies. My favourite is is about the one thing in life I dread the most – more than winkles – LICE!
I think it’s going to give us the edge.
£8.99 from Amazon. So there you have it. We are on the road…
Let’s be cultured today and do some RR..EEE..AAA..DDD..II.NNN..GGG. I came across this version of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and simply had to share it with you. It is SUPER DUPER stylish. It features kooky, acid bright artwork by renowned Japanese artist Yayoi Kasuma. ‘Tis a match made in heaven with the slightly nuts storyline!
Have a peek at the video….
Even the cover’s quirky.
Let’s look inside…..ooooooh
Love love LOVE. A great present that will be kept for years. Available from Amazon for £13.10 (that’s 65% off people!). Get busy….