Love Splat {What We’re Reading}

A few weeks ago I wrote about Splat The Cat. This here is a follow up and a purrfect cat love story!

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Its valentines day and Splat has a special card for a certain someone in his class.

Her name is Kitten and Splat likes her even more than fish fingers and 

ice cream. But she doesn’t seem to like him at all. And then there’s Splats rival, 

Spike, who also likes Kitten. Will Splat’s heartfelt card win 

Kitten’s paw in the end?

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Splat has a tough job on his hands trying to win Kitten’s heart. He is a rather shy cat and although he has Spike his rival to contend with, he also believe that Kitten doesn’t really like him! She always pulls at his tail and tells him that he is smelly, but as we learn, Kitten has feelings for Splat too and there is a little story behind the reason why she is a little mean! {I won’t give it way}

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He is deciding what to do with the card when the dreaded nemesis arrives to taunt him, left with a bruised ego he throws the card in the bin and watches aimlessly at Spike and Kitten exchanging cards. What he doesn’t see, are two white fluffy paws taking out the card from the bin he previously threw in there. A tap on the shoulder and a friendly exchange of cards with Kitten he soon finds out who his true love is!

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Its a lovely book and its up there with the first one, I really enjoy reading it to the children and as I said a few weeks ago with the first book, the illustrations are beautifully done.

If you have not read any of the splat books I highly recommend!

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Blast Off! {What We’re Reading}

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Rocco wants to be the

first bunny in space, but

there’s only room for one

in the spaceship.

Rocco is a bunny and he is desperate to go to space in the rocket. He has a fight on his hands though as all his friends want to go along for the ride too!

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As each friend drop out, due to fear of, heights, the dark, being too small or too large, its left to one fluffy bunny to do the job.

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This is a really simple book but a book I really enjoy reading. The illustrations are fabulous. I love the back of the book where you can do activities with your child to get them to really interact with the story.

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Splat The Cat {What We’re Reading}

A book about a cat, a cat called Splat. I adore this book. The little boy is a big fan as he is obsessed with cats.

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Its Splats first day at school and he’s worried. 

What if he doesn’t make any new friends?

Just in case, splat hides his pet mouse, Seymour in his lunch box.

Soon Splat meets the class and begins his lessons. 

School seems ok, after all… Until Seymour escapes at lunch time!

Can Splat keep all his friends, old and new?

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This is a jolly book, full of humour and both the children love it. They especially love it when the mouse escapes and chaos erupts. Cats and mice do not get on! After a bout of searching for the mouse and having to use the mouse as an unlikely helpful hand, the mouse becomes a popular champion!

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Splay enjoyed his first day at school and he lets his mum know just what just how amazing it was!

Its a fun, simple book with lots of pictures {which are beautifully illustrated may I add} and anybody who loves a cat will end up loving Splat!

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I Don’t Want To Go To Bed! {What We’re Reading}

This has been a regular saying since the clocks changed. My reply is always the same. “Its bedtime” and the answer is pretty much the same “but its still light outside mummy”

Through the yawns and bleary blinks Moo is adamant she is not tired! With minutes though she is asleep.

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Little Tiger was very naughty

He did not like going to bed.

When one night Mummy Tiger roared, All Right,

you can stay up all night then! He couldn’t believe 

his good luck, and off he scampered into the jungle,

before she could change her mind….

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Little tiger stumbles across all his friends who, unlike him are tired and are all settling down for the night with their mummies. This is my opportunity to tell Moo again that its time for bed and its best she sleeps now than later other wise she may just fall asleep at school!

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The tiger eventually comes across a bush baby who finds him alone and scared, and with his big bright ayes he guides the tiger back to his mummy.

I actually really like this book, it has a good moral that mummy always knows best!

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The Pirate Next Door {What We’re Reading}

As I have scrolled my way through my previous “What We’re Reading” posts I noticed that most of my books are aimed at Moo, as much as the little boy enjoys listening to them and interacting, its a bit unfair I have not wrote about one of his books! So here it is…

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This was a christmas present and a well bought one! I am constantly picking this book up in Waterstones and I always place it back on the shelf. I am pretty gutted I have not purchased it earlier, its such a fun book.

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In summary the story {written in rhyme, which is always a good thing and aids the reading} is about a family of pirates {the Jolley Rogers} who settle at Dull-on-Sea and anchor their ship next door to a young girl called Tilda – in this respect, unlike many pirate stories, the book is both suitable for boys and girls {rather than just boys}. The hidden moral of always seeing good in others is clearly in there.

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I love how the townsfolk are easily swayed. Not so accommodating at first but they soon change there mind!

The illustrations are fantastic, beautifully drawn and lovely and bright. There is so much on every page it just draws you in.

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I really enjoyed reading this to the children and they loved the pirate expressions and voices.

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Sugarlump and the Unicorn {What We’re Reading}

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Christmas was a book invested haven for me. The children got lots of new additions to the book shelf including this little gem.

Those that know me, know I love books, and I really want my children to be just as enthusiastic about them as I am.

Sugarlump and the Unicorn is another brilliant story by the wonderful Julia Donaldson. She has yet again come up trumps and I fell in love with it instantly.

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What adventures could a rocking horse

have, if only he was a real horse?

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The book itself is bright and beautifully illustrated, which makes it a big hit. Glitter on every page makes it feel magical and both Moo and the little boy love it.

Its definitely one that is going to be read over and over.

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Each Peach Pear Plum {What We’re Reading}

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In this book

With your little eye

Take a look

And play ‘I spy’

Half of our book collection has been bought for us, christmas, easter, birthdays. This particular book was bought a few years ago and its always being pulled of the shelf. Its made a reappearance this week and a very welcome one.

Moo is going through a stage of “small books” at the moment. She will quietly wake in the morning, with little brother in tow and we will hear her reading to him. The “my first library” books are great for this, and the little boy is just as in to them as his big sister.

Each Peach Pear Plum is a particular favourite book of mine and I love that its interactive and the children can find things on each page, both getting involved whilst I read. Interactive books have to be the best kind.

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Another favourite part of the book is the common children’s characters that are mentioned. The three bears, Cinderella, Jack and Jill, the Wicked witch and many more. The children are then able to look on each page and find each one.

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I love the illustrations of this book and its a perfect addition for any Janet and Allan Ahlberg fans.

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Ten Little Ladybirds {What We’re Reading}

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Moo loves this book and will most nights take it to bed to read on her own (sort of) We now know this book of by heart we have read it so often but to be fair it is rather easy to remember.

Its a simple number book, but ties in a rhyme. Its from the original song “10 green bottles” but you can’t sing it to 10 green bottles as it just does not sound right!

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The ladybirds are touchable and obviously disappear page by page which is a fun feature as Moo can easily count them one by one.  Each page is a different setting for the rhyme too.
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This is a great number book. Its one of 3 from our collection and I think they have a few more. Such a simple number book too!

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Dinosaurs Wear Underpants {What We’re Reading}

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Dinosaurs were all wiped out,

A long way back in history.

No one knew how or why,

Now this book solves the mystery….

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This is a great book about dinosaurs, cavemen and underpants. Its the follow up to Aliens wear underpants which I am yet to read, but is supposed to be just as fun! If you want to know the real reason dinosaurs died out then this is the book for you!

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Moo and Thor love this book, its a funny story and a good read. The pictures and engaging and are there to grab the chills eye. Bright, colourful and big.  A dinosaur wearing underpants? surely not?

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It tells the story of extinction in a child friendly, funny way, not that any child would take it in at such a young age!  Moo already picks up on the dinosaur names and corrects me when I get them wrong!

I am definitely going to get the first book to this collection “Aliens wear underpants” Thor would love it!

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Pirate Pete’s Potty {What We’re Reading}

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This book is all you need when you are potty training! (ask me this again in 2 weeks I may say something different!)

Ive been reading it to Thor as we are at the stage where we will soon be training him, and he is loving it. I love the way the book goes through the whole process of picking out the potty, the pants, wee-ing and poo-ing. (and no mention of putting the potty on your head!)

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Thor loves the interaction this book has too, the single cheer button. We are continuously pressing it, and I think when we come to potty training for real, it will come in handy! He also chooses which potty he would like and which pants he prefers.

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This book has been a big hit, Thor loves it and I hope it will help when we come to train him (I have heard great things about it!) Even if it doesn’t help, the book is a great book all round, even Moo likes to have it read to her, she just chooses girly knickers for Pirate Pete to wear!

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