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Jacob’s Toys – The Big Backyard Adventure #PictureBookReview 20

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First to flee were Ted and Dupree,

then Tess Turtle, Poncho and Mousy Dundee.

Not far behind was the smallest of all,

the teeny tiny reindeer that Jacob called Paul.

Jacob’s Toys – The BIG Backyard Adventure arrived in the mail last week all the way from Australia. As soon as the packaging was opened, we had an adorable picture book in our hands which was claimed by Dhruv right away even before I could have a good look at it. It was surprising for me to see him intently occupied with this book and I got to know why a little later.

Story – 

Jacob considers himself big enough to play with his soft toys. His Mum suggests finding them a new home but only after giving them a good wash. After the washing, Mum hangs the soft toys outside in the sun on the clothesline to dry where they happily dream of a new home. It’s here that the backyard adventure of the toys begins with the weather soon turning stormy, They get blown away, get lurked upon by a nasty Read more…

Five find outers and a dog by Enid Blyton #KidLitBookReview #GuestPost

Today, I have Shalini Baisiwala of Shalzmojo writing a guest post about her favourite book series from her childhood days. We all are familiar with the name, Enid Blyton, and her Famous Five series, Secret Seven series, Magic Faraway Tree series, and Malory Towers series but do we know about the Five Find-Outers and a Dog series? At least I didn’t know about it until Shalini mentioned it to me. And. going by her description, it does appear to be a fine discovery for the book lovers in us, Dhruv and I.

Now, over to Shalini about her favourite Enid Blyton book series.


December GP 2018

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Pop-up Pull-out Picture Atlas #PictureBookReview 19

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Pop-up Pull-out Picture Atlas is an amazing picture atlas with a spectacular 3D pop-up globe and interactive pull-out maps.

As you open the atlas, there pops out a globe showing the physical features of the Earth. The child can have a lot of fun just rotating the globe round and round. There is, however, a caution involved – the globe is held by a not-so-thick thread which makes it delicate.

There are separate maps of all the 7 continents, both physical and political. There are bite-sized fun facts and little descriptions along Read more…

7 ways to make your child love reading #BarAThon 2017 Day 1

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The second edition of Bar-A-Thon has started. It is a fortnight-long blogging marathon for bloggers everywhere.

You can read all about Bar-A-Thon here.

For Day 1, I have chosen to write using theme 7 and it is on a topic closest to my heart – 7 ways to make your child fall in love with books and reading.

Image source : Pixabay

A child is never too young to be introduced to books

For babies, there are board books and cloth books available which do not get damaged or torn with rough handling. Then there are “Touch and Feel” books to expose babies to different textures and patterns. For toddlers and preschoolers, one can begin read-aloud sessions with the books of their interests. For my car and truck crazy son, I began with books about cars and trucks and then graduated him to books on other means of transportation, dinosaurs and other animals.

The first five years of a child’s life are crucial for development

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