There was no growing to like Loveday, the main character in Stephanie Butland’s novel, Lost For Words, it was an instant and lasting connection. Maybe it was simply a shared love of books? Although I don’t think love is a strong enough word for what they mean to her. Maybe it was her comic timing. … Continue reading Book Review: Lost For Words.
Once again this year, I have pushed home the idea that Valentine's Day is about celebrating all sorts of love and not just romantic love - although, aged four, Freya has already decided who is she going to marry and seems quite determined. Anyway, we've gone a bit craft crazy because when she started thinking … Continue reading Three Fun And Easy Valentine’s Crafts #BostikBlogger
Ever since she went back after the Christmas holiday, Freya hasn't liked school. When we talk to her about what's wrong there's a different problem every day - "she hasn't got any friends", "the work is too hard", "a boy pushed her", "she can't do maths'. We've had tears and tantrums (and that's just me) … Continue reading A “Tea-rrific” Valentine’s Gift For Teachers #Bostikblogger
A book where you know at least one person dies doesn’t sound like it’s going to be uplifting but if I had to use one word to describe How To Be Happy, by Eva Woods, it would be that. There’s something about this story that really appealed to me. I know it won’t be everyone’s … Continue reading Book Review: How To Be Happy.