Pasta Kidz & Petz Adventures Book Review

If there is two things that my 3 year old Freddie likes in this world it’s Pasta and books.

So when I came across this children’s book called Pasta Kidz & Petz Adventures I jumped at the chance to review the book.

The book is written by Bryony Supper a professional actress whose talents range from TV appearances to stand up comedy where she writes her own material.

She now uses her comedy in writing and has come up with the Pasta Kidz and Petz Adventures which is a joy to read, aimed at children  aged 5 – 7, my 3 year old enjoyed this very much and I have no doubt I shall be reading it to him a fair few times before bed.

Pasta Kidz & Petz Adventures
Pasta Kidz & Petz Adventures

The book is about children who all have names relevant to pasta such as Sarah Spaghetti, each child has a pasta catchphrase like Sarah’s is “Spaga Spoodle Spo!” which of course Freddie found hilarious.

Along with their Pasta Petz they get up to Adventures, in this first book called The Inventing Tubes Sarah Spaghetti and Marc Macaroni have a problem when they created a crazy pasta ball and try to contain it.

Pasta Kidz & Pasta Ball
Pasta Kidz & The Pasta Ball

The illustrations are good quality and along with the story, this kept Freddie entertained with all of the rhymes and funny words.

Trying to pronounce some of the sayings are like a tongue twister in themselves which had myself and Freddie laughing.

This was a hit with my child who loves his bed time stories and trying to find books that grab his attention are hard to come by but this one did just the job, we cant wait to read the second one.

If you would like to know more about Bryony and her children’s books then you can find them on the link below.

Thanks for reading another Daddy Giraffes review.

Daddy Giraffe x


Pull along Bumble Bee review

When having children the task to pick toys for your kids is a pain and expensive, me and my partner have always had a thing with the kids playing with wooden toys because they are sturdy and I like the look of them so the pull along Bumble Bee was perfect.

Our youngest daughter Bethie is 1 and like any baby/toddler her attention span of toys is  limited and she gets bored easy moving on to the next thing quite quickly.

With Bethie now walking around she would carry toys around the house until we came across this cute little pull along Bumble Bee.

Bumble Bee
Bumble Bee

The Bumble Bee came and it was exactly what we hoped for, it was bright, colourful and its springy antennas were a great touch.

Attached to the Bee is a long yellow rope so that when it’s pulled along the wings go around and the toy makes a clicky noise which our daughter finds highly amusing.

Bethie absolutely adores this toy, she pulls it along with her everywhere she goes the poor Bumble Bee has been thrown, dropped, bitten, had juice spilled over it and still it looks as shiny as when we first got it which is very impressive as any other plastic toy would break within hours.

Bethie and her Bee
Bethie and her Bee

As you can see Bethie loves her Bee and has even named it herself as Bobby.

I would highly recommend this toy to any parent who is looking to get their children a safe, fun appealing toy for any occasion, they will play with it for hours on end.

To get your own Pull along Bumble Bee then please click on the link below—pull%2Fpull-along-bumblebee&data=02%7C01%7C%7C41175c7a2b894599cab308d573870988%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636541946167145609&sdata=jkz2iDHeiHPwEiF2esH7YP68WUSK1hozrlNSAHNCF%2FA%3D&reserved=0

Daddy Giraffe x



Miffy Bethie’s new best friend

With our younger children who are aged 1 & 3 they have a bedtime routine before they get settled down to sleep, this consists of having a final toilet, brushing their teeth, washing their face and  reading a story before bed one of which is of Miffy.

Freddie who is 3 has already gotten himself into a routine and already has his story to bed and is generally good at getting himself ready but it the 1 year old that is the problem and the main problem is for me anyway…wiping her face!!

Bethie has a bunny that she takes everywhere with her and this just made scene MIFFY!!

Now for those of you that don’t know who Miffy is well let me explain.

Miffy is a cute little bunny that believe it or not have been around since 1955 and has sold over 85 million copies of her book, there are toys and all sorts of  items that kids can relate to because she looks so approachable.


We have a face cloth that has a picture of Miffy on it and immediately Bethie associated it with her bunny and actually let me wipe her face with this cloth, which might I add she has gotten rather attached to as you can see…

Bethie Boo
Bethie Boo

I highly recommended any getting any of the item as they go down so well with kids and you can see why when you read the books to your kids or see your children watching the TV programs.

If you would like more information on this and would like to check it out yourself, I will leave the website below so you and your children can explore the World of this magical bunny together.

Thank you for reading and have a great day with whatever your doing.

Daddy Giraffe x





Christmas Snowflake the magical read by Wonderbly

Christmas is just weeks away!

Can you believe that just a few weeks, we have been looking forward to it all year round and now it’s here I need more time to prepare.

If you anytime like us Christmas Eve is just as magical as the day it’s self, it’s the day were we all prepare for the big man in red to visit and drop all the presents. We have a routine on Christmas Eve where we leave out reindeer food for them to see our house, the children unwrap new pyjamas to go to bed in, we leave out Mince Pies and a drink for Santa then watch a Christmas Film before bed.

This year we have decided to read a Christmas story to the children but finding the right one was more difficult than we thought as there are hundreds of them, all of them with the same sort of story lines. I wanted something my children would remember we did as a tradition, a story that they could read to their children, something that would make the holiday special.

I looked online and saw a company called Wonderbly who do personalised books for children and there newest book is called The Christmas Snowflake, the title sounded interesting so I had a look, on the site I was able to add the names of all the members of the family into the story line.

Family Names
Family Names

This story has it all, excitement, magic, something that all the family can relate to and the very end is a decoration we can place onto our Christmas Tree which I though was an amazing touch and something we could keep and place on our tree every year.

Christmas Decoration
Christmas Decoration

Page after page is filled with Christmas joy keeping the attention of kids as they follow their own journey throughout the story

I can’t wait to read this to my children on Christmas Eve to get them in the mood for Santa so they can go to bed excited, it’s not just a story book it’s a memory that we can keep forever to look back on when they were younger and read it to their children some day.

If you would like one of these personalised books for yourself or your children then you can get them from the link below and put some magic into your children’s bedtimes.

Daddy Giraffe x






Pretty Gifted Wrapping…Pretty Good Idea

Christmas is coming fast around the corner and getting in your wrapping paper in now is a pretty good idea as we all know how much of a pain it is when you do all your shopping, get it home and suddenly you remember you didn’t pick the paper.

I come across a company called Pretty Gifted, they do personalised wrapping paper to your needs for any occasion not just for Christmas you can use it for Birthdays or a surprised gifts.

I had a look on their website  and it was really simple and easy to use, I put in the message I wanted, the colour I wanted it to be written in and just checked out.

The long parcel arrived I opened it like an excited child to see what I had made, it turned out a lot better than I had expected.

The paper was glossy and thick (don’t you just hate it when you at the end of wrapping something and your finger goes through the paper!!) I wrapped what I needed and there was plenty to spare for future gifts.

I was so impressed by the quality of this Pretty Gifted paper that I’m going to have to order some more when my teen hit a certain age (just for embarrassments sake)

I highly recommend it for personal gifts your going to gift just so it has that personal loved tough before they have even unwrapped it.

Pretty Gifted
Pretty Gifted Wrapping Paper

If you would like to get some Pretty Gifted personalised wrapping paper you can by visiting the link below.

Daddy Giraffe x





Children happy with Appy Drinks

If your children is anything like mine then they go through so much juice in a week all sorts of flavours and all sorts of brands.

The juices we tend to get our children (there’s 5 of them bear in mind) the large bottles for a couple of quid and even then getting them all to decide on a flavour they actually collectively like is a mission and a half.

The big ones like strong juice where as my little ones like the cartons and pouches which is easier because there are no spills or accidents, also I may stress at this point I have fussy little ones so getting them to drink the pouches is hard when they don’t believe you what flavour is inside.

I stumbled across Appy drinks a company that do pouch juices of all flavours for children, the difference being the covers are of cartoon characters and children’s TV shows, so I thought that I would give them a go.

The parcel arrived and in it was boxes filled with pouches of juice, the boxes were bright and colourful with children’s TV shows on them, there was Dora the Explorer, TMNT and Freddie’s favourite show Paw Patrol.

Paw Patrol Appy Juice
Paw Patrol Appy Juice

Once the kids saw the characters on the juice its didn’t matter what flavours they was they were more than happy to try them!

They came in Orange, Apple and Mixed Fruits. The children loved them from our 1-year-old to the teenagers, they tasted great and were low in sugar so I didn’t have to worry about how much juice they were drinking.

Appy Juices
Appy Juices

Before I knew it they were all gone and I didn’t even get a look in at trying one, I shall defiantly be getting these again and shall be trying the children’s snacks they do also.

The elder kids rated them 10 out of 10

The little ones rated them 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 20 out of 10

If you would like to try these Juices for yourselves then you can get them for the link below.

Daddy Giraffe x