Escape to Everywhere – 7+ simple Book Week costumes

Escape to Everywhere is the 2017 Book Week theme. I’m scrambling to come up with two book week costumes to fit the theme. Why, oh why, do schools give parents such short notice for the costume parade? We sat down in front of the boy’s bookshelf and pulled out books that fit the Escape toRead more

2016 book week costumes – Australia! Story Country

2016 book week costume ideas

The theme for Book Week this year is ‘Australia! Story Country’. It’s a challenging theme, at least when it comes to costumes! The biggest lad is only in Kindergarten, it’s the first year he’s had to dress up for book week. He’s excited. Maybe I am too. After all our brainstorming I thought I’d put togetherRead more

My Underpants Rule! – review and giveaway

This competition is now closed. Thank you all for your amusing entries and insightful comments. Choosing a winner was tough! Huge congratulations to Martina Sawallich, the competition winner, based on her ‘little rudder’ comment. Please check your email Martina for more information. ________________________________________ Things are about to get serious here on the blog. I want toRead more

Too Busy Sleeping – Book Review

Too Busy Sleeping, Zanni Louise and Anna Pignataro (Little Hare Books, 2015) Too Busy Sleeping is an honest and gentle portrayal of introducing an older child to their newborn sibling. The story unfolds with big sister Eleanor longing to play with her newborn baby brother Reuben. But Reuben is always too busy sleeping. As a familyRead more