Book Review: My New Room by Lisa Stickley

We are currently thinking about moving house and so the potential of a new room is quite high on the children’s agenda. Lisa Stickley is a designer and illustrator and this is the second in a series of books about Edith.

In this story Edith meets all her toys which are arranged in new places around her room. The toys talk about what they like in the new room, which of course helps Edith settle into her new bigger bedroom.

If you like quite unique picture books which have style and a quirkiness about them then you’ll love this one. In our household it appealed most to the middle child who is a girl and I think sort of identified with Edith.

The five year old really loved the page about Major Ted who lives on Edith’s bed: ‘I sometimes have to wear earplugs to block out Edith’s snoring, but thats part of the job’. Ned our five year old has his own teddy and it has made him think in a lot of detail about his teddy’s adventures whilst he is at school.  I’ve been given several illustrations and five work stories on the theme which have been accompanied with lots of discussion!

This is a lovely book with great illustrations and a really unusual way of laying out the text. We all have enjoyed it and we cant wait to hear more about Edith’s life. Find out more here.

Book Review: The Bumblebear Written and illustrated by Nadia Shireen

the bumblebearThe Bumblebear is about a bear who loves honey and hatches a cunning plot to get his hands on some by making friends with bees and going to bee school.

This is a fun read which has proved very popular for a bedtime story since it arrived. My four year old really enjoyed the plot twists and we have read it so often he is now predicting them. I think this is probably a good thing for his literacy!

It’s lovely to find a picture book which is a really original story. To see that the author illustrated it herself  means that its completely her vision and we have entered her story entirely.

The kids love this book, i’ve enjoyed it a lot and it deserves its spot on our bookshelf.

You can find out more about the book here