Book Review:A Little Owl Called Hooty

We are a family of book lovers in this house and I love nothing more than tucking the little ones in at night to settle down with a story or two.

  
When Swankypants Books asked if we would like to try the first in a series of books about a cute little owl called Hooty I jumped at the chance.

Hooty the owl is affraid to fly, but with the help of his trusted friends he manages to over come his fear and take flight.

This easy to hold short story was perfect to keep the attention of my youngest two with its beautiful illustrations  in muted colours and anything with rythmicsl text is always great to keep younger children engaged.

  
The sturdiness of the board book means that it can easy withstand a toddlers heavy hands and will be a gift that will keep giving for many years to come.

You can purchase this wonderful book on Amazon and through Waterstones or it is available to order at any local bookshop.

We were sent this book to review by Swankypants Books and here are all my own honest opinions.

  

Nemo And Giraffe Book Review

  
Pets in our house is a weekly topic.  Usually consisting of one of the children asking for one, and me saying no!  With a large family and both my husband and I having allergies to a lot of animals a fish is our limit.

My lovely Mother saved the day last year by getting a dog so that the children can have a furry friend at her house.  They were completely over the moon and love her to bits, but as children do number four can be slightly to affectionate and tries to drag the poor thing around by her tail, dress her up and just be continually in her way.

When I was approached by aspiring author Lee Hunter to review her new children’s book Nemo And Giraffe I jumped at the chance as the ethos behind the first in a series of books she is hoping to publish is about building positive relationships with pets.

  
Her background as a childminder for under fives with a house cat herself started her on the path to encourage children to treat animals as equals and understand that we can all be friends no matter what we look like or where we came from.

I sat down with number four to share this story with him the other day.  He is quite fussy when it comes to books as he has a few favourites that tend to get read time and time again, but he was drawn to the brightly coloured, cute charters drawn by Lindy Damen. Lee has set the book out so that it is very easy for the children to build a rapport with the main characters Nemo and Giraffe. He quickly grasped the idea Lee was trying to get across about us all being different and I could then relate to to ourselves and the animals in our life that he comes across.

I would highly recommend this book which you can easily pick up on Amazon for a very reasonable £4.99. You can follow Nemo and Giraffe on Twitter and Facebook. We will be following them and waiting for their next adventure.

I was sent Nemo and Giraffe in a PDF format to share with my children. All of my reviews are of my honest opinion and I only take on products that are relevant to myself and my family.