Category Archives: Books

When Reality meets Fiction

There once was a loving mother who wanted to knit her darling daughter a beautiful cardigan. She found a pretty pattern and sourced the perfect yarn: a hand-dyed local cashmere/merino/alpaca/wool blend in a colour that would look stunning against her … Continue reading

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The Genius of Alfie Atkins

Alfie Atkins is a little boy who lives with his single dad in a flat in a high rise in an ordinary Swedish suburb. He is not very big, not very strong, he worries about the kinds of things little … Continue reading

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The Birthday Box

One of A’s favourite games to play is ‘Birthday’. She loves the singing, the dancing, the birthday cards, the birthday presents and the cake. The imaginary cake usually gets gobbled up really quickly and she has to make some more. … Continue reading

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Photography Challenge: follow the red thread.

At Easter the Toddler and I went to our first play together, and it involved yarn. The story about someone. Someone’s knocked over the knitting. Let’s follow the string of yarn to find out who did it… Can you hear … Continue reading

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Wimmelbüchern

For A’s second birthday she was the lucky recipient of two German Wimmel-Bilderbüchern. Das Grosse Wimmelbuch Durch Stadt und Land by Stephan Baumann (Arena Verlag GmbH, 2000) and Winter -Wimmerbuch by Rotraut Susanne Berners (Gerstenberg, 2003). These are large books without … Continue reading

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A Bit Lost – book review

My 2-year-old daughter and I have been reading A Bit Lost by Christ Haughton (Walker, 2010). It has lovely illustrations and is such a wonderfully fun and interactive book that I simply had to share it. Little Owl bounces out of … Continue reading

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