Category Archive: Books & Stories

The Book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My

“Quick, Moomintroll, it’s nearly night, Run home while there’s a bit of light, Don’t hang around in woods like these, Strange creatures lurk between the trees.” I grew up loving Tove Jansson’s classic Moomin series,… Continue reading

I’m looking for an app about… starting school

Every month, I link up with the brilliant children’s book blog Playing By the Book written by Zoe Toft. Zoe hosts a monthly thematic round-up of bloggers’ book reviews under the title “I’m Looking… Continue reading

Little Nonsense app seeks child narrators

Children’s poet and illustrator Colin West is transferring his rhymes from book to screen – and children across the UK are being invited to take part. Little Nonsense is a new iPhone/iPad app based… Continue reading

Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!

Today was my son’s last day at preschool. Next year he’ll be heading up to big school. I’m very excited about this new phase in his life, when he will start to build on his existing… Continue reading

The Wrong Book

If you like a story app which feels like a “proper” book, take a look at The Wrong Book by Nick Bland (developed by We Are Wheelbarrow). It looks like a book sitting on a… Continue reading

I’m looking for an app about… Space

Every month, I link up with the brilliant children’s book blog Playing By the Book written by Zoe Toft. Zoe hosts a monthly thematic round-up of bloggers’ book reviews under the title “I’m Looking… Continue reading

The Champion Hare – giveaway

The Champion Hare is the uplifting story of a small hare who enters a sports competition alongside a host of other animals. In every event he tries his very best. But he is always pipped… Continue reading

8 Reasons why we love Timmy Tickle – giveaway

Timmy Tickle is a very cute, orange octopus who just loves to be tickled! And he would love you to have fun helping him with his very busy day. As close friends and family know,… Continue reading

Play with Bizzy Bear – code giveaway

Last week Nosy Crow launched their latest story app, Bizzy Bear Builds a House. In our house this merits a bit of a fanfare, as the very first app we bought was their Three Little… Continue reading

The Gift

I do love it on the occasions when my children help each other out, even if I have to remind myself of this when they are squabbling over their toys. This app is a great… Continue reading