Lit for your Chicks

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.

Jane Green Top 5 Kids Books
Band Aid for Break-Ups

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….

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Keep ’em Shhtumm with these..

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!

Kids Activity Books Amazon Usbourne Priddy

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.

Kids Activity Books Amazon Usbourne Priddy
Hours and Hours of Busyness!

The FAAAAAAHBULOUS Usbourne Book of Drawing, Doodling and Colouring £5.49 from Amazon.

Kids Activity Books Amazon Usbourne Priddy
Nurture Their Inner Picasso with this...

Monsters Inc? Who needs it! Love these wipe clean Monster Doodle Cards. £2.99 Amazon.

Kids Activity Books Amazon Usbourne Priddy
Monster Work for your Monsters

This one is a favourite of my budding FASHIONISTAS. £9.10 from Amazon.

Kids Activity Books Amazon Usbourne Priddy
My Wonderful World of Fashion

Travelling? No probs. This is a winner! £3.89 Amazon.

Kids Activity Books Amazon Usbourne Priddy
A Pocket Pattern Book

And lastly, put NOSE-PICKING on the back burner with this! £5.49 Amazon….

Kids Activity Books Amazon Usbourne Priddy
Who says boys won't sit still?

So, wonderful calm parents – there endeth my lesson in quiet time. Get busy with it – I have!










A Creepy Crawly Songbook

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.

A 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!

A Creepy Crawly Songbook

I think it’s going to give us the edge.

A Creepy Crawly Songbook

£8.99 from Amazon. So there you have it. We are on the road…

A Wonderful Wonderland Book

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.

Yayoi has a thing for spots

Let’s look inside…..ooooooh

Mad Hatters Tea is Mad!
Magic Mushrooms
Love the croc hat detail..

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….