The Three Ninja Pigs


Are you ready for the three ninja pigs?

An adventure that brings the three little pigs into the path of the Big Bad Wolf, and it seems that each encounter (in Granny’s house, huffing and puffing, Cinderella’s shop) gets the three ninja pigs into more trouble than the Wolf.

But these aren’t our ordinary three little pigs, no way.  A ninja always has a cunning trick.  Maybe the wolf will get his comeuppance…

Fun little picture book, with entertaining illustrations.

November Book Club

Witch Switch

Author: Sibeal Punder

Illustrator: Laura Ellen Anderson

Witch SwitchWitch Wars is over.  The right witch got the job of top witch, except the old witch with cart described the winner as elegant, and Peggy is kind and brilliant, but she’s still as clumsy as ever, so perhaps it isn’t over yet…

Fran is the first to discover that Peggy has disappeared and so begins the adventure as Tiga and Fluffanora search for their friend.  There is only one suspect- Felicity Bat, badly helped by Aggie Hoof (who spends most of the book enforcing the fashion of wearing shoes on your ears), but figuring out what they have done with Peggy is nearly impossible.

Yet again this instalment of the Witch Wars Adventures is pure fun.  Tiga is settling into life in Ritzy City, but there are many things to learn.  Who was her mum? Which spell brings an object to you and which makes it grow? When will Fluffanora stop making Aggie Hoof put shoes on her ears?  And most of all, where have all the witches been disappearing to? IMG_3164

The illustrations are beautiful and bring this crazy adventure to life.  It’s a world where a 9 year old has a lot of power and sometimes uses it the way only a 9 year old can.

Lil D has enjoyed the quirkiness of Witch Wars, can’t wait to read this with her too!

The Great Christmas Pudding Rescue

How amazing would a Christmas Pudding Festival be? A thought well worth dwelling on.

We think Christmas is the perfect time for stories. You get to spend time together and build the excitement. Win-win (^-^)  Anything that adds to the magic of the season really is a must in our house.

The Great Christmas Pudding Rescue is an exclusive to Tesco book and because it’s a time for giving, Tesco donates £1 of the purchase price to Readathon, a charity that “brings the magic of stories to children in hospital.”

As card-carrying Christmas pudding fans we couldn’t pass this book by.  The illustrations are sweet – cute animals feature heavily.  And there’s pudding.  Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Christmas pudding. Don’t let anyone tell you different.

Don’t Forget Tiggs

Don't Forget Tiggs

Mr and Mrs Hurry are always in a hurry.

Nobody knows this better than their poor son Harry who gets left at home one day when both Mr and Mrs Hurry forget to bring him to school.

Luckily for Harry, he has a very reliable cat.

Tiggs has a no nonsense attitude and a will to get things done properly.  (A trait we very much admire).



By Michael Rosen Illustrated by Tony Ross

We read this book to Lil D purely on the basis that she shares a nickname with Tiggs the cat.  Little did we know we’d all fall for Tiggs and his sensible ways.

If it weren’t for Tiggs we’d truly despair for poor Harry.

This book is a funny reminder for all of us busy adults to stop and take time for the things that matter.


El Deafo

I was on a mission to find comic books for a reluctant reader.  Many recommendations came up but this one caught me eye.  As I glanced through it on arrival, I knew it was mature beyond our dotes understanding but it looked like it would hit all the right notes with me. Interesting illustrations, a personal, true story, a different perspective of life…

📖 No book unread 📖



It started with a simple decision. One new book a month for the dotes to enjoy.


Once we started was it ever going to be one a month? and was it really just for the dotes to enjoy?

Since our April Book Club debut I’ve found myself falling further and farther down the children’s literature rabbithole.  Eims was never unconvinced, waiting patiently all these years for the Obernewtyn series to come to an end. I, on the other hand, remember myself at 9 loving the Little Vampire but haven’t really looked back since.  Until now.

I’m beginning to believe I could really get into children’s books.  I’m not talking YA, I’m talking picture books and early readers with illustrations that make you squeal in delight.

And there are so many!

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