Being True to Oneself

I have to admit, I was in two minds about Pippi after reading the first book. She struck me as arrogant, conceited, inconsiderate and belligerent. This was especially after reading the circus scene. Her complete disregard for authority was rather grating to me as a parent. However, I also had to admit that she was... Continue Reading →

The Secret Garden

Major milestone unlocked: The Sleepover. In this day and age, sleepovers can be a bit of a taboo subject. Especially with all the paedophilia horror stories running rampant in the media. However, having enjoyed sleepovers so immensely in my own childhood, I would feel a bit hypocritical to have a blanket rule of no sleepovers.... Continue Reading →

Not Just DDs or DSs but BFFs Too

Catherine Rayner's Iris and Isaac was bought when Iris's best friend at day care was a boy named Isaac. It's turned into a perfect example of learning to accommodate and treasure the differences (in bottoms and other things) in the ones you love. Not to mention how in love I am with the water colour illustrations... Continue Reading →

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