Get Crafty

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 It’s funny, this blog actually started out peppered with lots of DIY’s I had done around the house and home. Lately I feel like I need to withdraw that claim as I haven’t done a single crafty thing (apart from mend holes in clothes) in months. So when I was sent Get Crafty by fellow blogger Ali Coghlan I was delighted, but not as delighted as the four year old who snatched it from my hands eager to get started. Continue reading

Bookawoo children’s book subscription service

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I’ve posted previously about subscription services, these are increasingly popular and what I love most is the breath of topics covered by these services from periods to beauty to doggie treats there is something for everyone. It’s no secret we love books, I’ve posted about the different books we love lots of times before Continue reading

Books for toddlers 3 to 4 year old

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The last books for toddler post I did was such a success I decided to follow up with a post on what the big lady is currently enjoying. We’ve joined the local library which is quite possibly one of the best value things you can do with children. Our local library is pretty new and the kids section is nicely removed from where the students who are studying tend to sit. They also do toddler mornings on a Saturday (which is a great thing because so often toddler morning activities are held on weekday mornings!). Plus in conjunction with this post I have a FABULOUS giveaway!! Just keep reading to find out more!  Continue reading

Books for babies 6-18 months old

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Books, books, books, I know I bang on about it plenty on this blog but genuinely I just adore books and by extension so do the girls. There is SUCH a selection of books for children out there it’s incredible and fantastic. In fact there are so many books out there it can be pure daunting. I’ve pulled together some of our favourites, some that the big lady loved and now the small lady also loves. This post is specifically a list of books suitable for children less than 18 months up to two years old, a mixture of books with flaps for discovering and short stories for soothing. Continue reading

The Wonder Garden Book Review

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As regular readers of this blog will know, reading is big in our house. Every night our small ladies request a slew of books and we are obviously happily oblige. Although we all tend to favour actual stories at the end of a long day I find increasingly our small lady wants to be involved in the story – incessantly inquisitively asking questions along the way. So when The Wonder Garden popped through the mail box I thought, ah ha, the perfect mix of incredible art, a little bit of story and lots of awe and wonder. Continue reading

The Fairytale Hairdresser and The Sugarplum Fairy book review

Fairytale Hairdresser and the Sugarplum Fairy book review

The latest release in the Fairytale Hairdresser series came into our hands recently and we’ve been reading it at night with our 3 year old for about 2 weeks. This edition, The Fairytale Hairdresser and The Sugarplum Fairy, is aimed at the Christmas Market as the story revolves around Fairyland Villages Winter Ballet. Continue reading

Book Review – The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Little Mermaid

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My big lady was absolutely ecstatic to receive this book in the post recently, The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Little Mermaid written by Abie Longstaff and Lauren Beard. It’s a really lovely colourful book with lots of really detailed pictures throughout.

The story tells the tale of a renowned hairdresser, Kittie and her friend, Coral, the Little Mermaid who is desperate to be turned into a human so that she can find love. She has a beautiful voice and her singing catches the attention of Prince Marino across a crowded beach, who goes in search of the source of the beautiful voice. However, the Little Mermaid turns to the magical Sea Witch who changes her into a human but tricks her and takes away her beautiful voice. The little mermaid is devastated to have lost her voice so enlists the help of her hairdresser friend and so they go in search of the witch to get the mermaids voice back. The tale tells a lovely story of female empowerment and friendship and of course ends in love like all good fairy-tales!

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My three year old adores this book and we’ve been reading it most nights since it arrived two weeks ago. If I’m honest, I tend to steer clear of fairy tales normally but that’s a very personal preference and perhaps not a fair one to push on a little girl who loves all things pink and sparkly. The story is quite long so maybe suited for a four year old and upwards, although we edited down the story downand referred to the pictures with our three year old and she still thoroughly enjoyed it. The book features ‘cameos’ from other fairy-tale characters which are fun to try and pick out, maybe it’s just me but I found some of them a little difficult to identify.

All in all a lovely book for any child mad about fairy tales and sparkly things! Have you read any other books from the series with your children? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

There are a large range of books in the series ‘The Fairytale Hairdresser’ available on Amazon.com and online in Ireland at Dubary Books retailing for approximately €11 (excluding postage). To find out more about the Author Abie Longstaff click here

We were lucky enough to receive this book for free in return for a review, all thoughts and opinions are my own and are genuinely honest.

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