Sep 112016


Now that miss Juliet is 6 years old she considers herself quite the lady (Can I have earrings now Mummy?). She has grown so much this last year and is definitely a real schoolgirl, her reading is getting better by the day. A few weeks ago she brought her favourite picture book to school for Show & Tell and proudly read a few lines from this gem by Jen Storer:

Blue, the Builder's Dog

Blue, the Builder’s Dog (RRP $24.99) spends his days at his boss’ construction site, keeping an eye on the building work and offering a helping paw here and there. At work Blue feels pretty special, but at home it’s a different story and it’s weighing him down.

Surely a real builder’s dog deserves a proper kennel to match his job description? Inspired by his day-job Blue decides to construct his very own dream home and the end result is looking pretty pawesome. But then the storm rolls in…

The book’s bright colours and friendly illustrations are sure to appeal to young readers and I think especially little boys will love the construction site setting, the diggers, building tools and hard hats.

To find out more about Blue, the Builder’s Dog by Jen Storer and to order a copy online visit

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Apr 242015

Penguin Australia

In our home with four young kids it’s a sentence you regularly hear: ‘I’m sorry little wombat, but you’re too small’. Of course it makes perfect sense that some things are more suited to the older kids but it doesn’t make it any easier for the small person who has to miss out. If your child is feeling ‘too small’ for everything too you will love this gorgeous new book by Penguin Books Australia:

How Big is Too Small?

From the hand of award-winning author Jane Godwin comes a lovely new picture book called How Big is Too Small? (RRP $24.99), showing little readers that you are perfect no matter what size you are.

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When Sam tries to play ball with his brother and his friends he is being told he can’t join in because he is too small. But what is too small? An ant is smaller than Sam, but for an ant it’s the perfect size. A leaf is small but an important part of a tree, which is born from a tiny seed, and in turn the seed grows from a minuscule cell you can’t even see! Sam realises there is a right size for everything (and everyone), what he needs is a friend his own size.

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How Big is Too Small! is a large hardcover book written in rhyme, making it fun to read and to listen to. Artist Andrew Joyner has done a fantastic job with the illustrations, they’re friendly, colourful, attractive and easy to recognise for young children (particularly handy for those cheeky toddlers who are not patient enough just yet to listen to the rhyme).                                                  

To find out more about How Big is Too Small? by Jane Godwin, published by Penguin Books Australia, and to order online visit

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