In the time that I have been a family blogger I have reviewed quite a few children’s books, I was approached by a company called Big Belly Book Co where I have the chance to review a new book called Anthill for sale.
Who was involved in this book?
Big Belly Book Co is an award-winning publisher of children’s picture books.
The Author is a by a very talented man called Johnny Ray Moore
The illustrator is from a very gifted lady named Zuzana Svobodova
What is the book about?
Anthill for sale is about an ant called Alvin who decides he is selling the family home.
Upon selling his family home that is filled with fond memories he has a list of potential buyers, the only problem is the want to change everything about Alvin’s home.
After remembering all the good memories Alvin and his family have had in the Anthill Alvin has a change of heart and now must convince his wife that this is still the perfect home for them.
Like every children’s book I receive they are read to my 4-year-old who loves books, I settled him down for bed and we read this story together.
It’s hard to gain Freddie’s attention for long but the pictures had him entertained and asking questions, he enjoyed the story and all of the insects trying to buy Alvin’s home.
The book was long enough for Freddie to enjoy and hold his attention.
Now time for the scores, Freddie likes this part very much.
Anthill for Sale scored 10 out of 10 because in Freddie’s own words ” Ants are cool!”
Where can I get this book?
If you’re looking to read this to you little ones them you can get this from following the links bellow.
Having 5 kids age ranging from 1 – 14 there is always a book to read, especially the little ones before bed so I was thrilled to review a children’s book called Real giraffes wear high heel shoes.
As I am known as Daddygiraffe and they are my little giraffes this book sounded ideal so just before Freddie’s bedtime this was the story of choice.
Firstly when we start the book and see a picture of a Sami the giraffe wearing high heels Freddie thought it was hilarious and said he’s to tall to be wearing them.
Sami is a giraffe who loves to wear high heels but tries to join in with the other group of giraffes but something always goes wrong for poor Sami.
despite the problems Sami loves his heals, love the way they look and the way that they feel and goes about his day.
True to himself Sami keeps trying to join in with the other giraffes even inviting them to him birthday party which he didn’t think anyone would go to but Freddie was positive that Sami could do it and would get friends in the end.
It’s hard to keep a very energetic 4-year-old in one place and to get their attention for long enough but this seamed to do the trick.
The book from start to finish is full of brightly colourful illustrations with lots going on to grab his attention.
The story is easy enough to follow and understand also sending a message that its ok to be who you want to be and who you are, that you don’t have to change to please other people.
So after reading the book what does Freddie think, an imaginative 4-year-old.
Freddie loved the idea of animals in high heels and enjoyed the book throughout giving him a giggle along the way.
I asked him once the book was finished if he could rate the book out of 10 what would it be and he rated it…..
100 out of 10!
Where can I get this book?
If you would like to read this book for yourself to your children you can find it on the link below, I highly recommend it.
As the years go on we find that more men are using care products such as moisturizer and creams to look after their skin and put back the years of ageing.
With this comes the hard choice of which brand is the best to use?
I had the opportunity to test out some men’s care products from Admiral, as I waited for the package to arrive I did a little research of who is Admiral?
“Admiral is the original British sports brand with over 100 years of sporting heritage. The brand’s roots are in football and is rightly credited with kicking off the popular replica kit market in the early 1970’s.”
I received the package through the post and was excited in testing out all off the goodies that was contained within.
Antioxidant Moisture Balm with Artichoke Extract
Firstly the smell of this is very clean and fresh.
To be used twice a day, now ive never used anything like this before so I didn’t hold much hope but this stuff is amazing!!
My skin feels softer a lot less harsh and within just days you can tell the difference in your skin and the way you feel.
Detoxifying Face Scrub with Cucumber Extract
I’ve never used a face scrub before so this was an experience for me.
It smelt fresh and lathers up well with little effort.
It is like washing your face with little beads in soap, but when I had washed my face I could instantly tell the difference.
My face felt cool, clean, fresh it was like having a brand new face.
This is a product I shall be consistently be using as the effects you can feel on your face are almost immediate.
Shampoo and Conditioner with Avocado Extract
This smelt amazing, im not big on Avocado myself but this smelt really good.
It lathered up well and left my hair looking really shiny and smelling nice, I wasn’t expecting much from this to be honest but I was pleasantly surprised and will continue to use this product more often.
Body Wash with Black Quinoa
I loved this!
Everything about it, from the smell of it to how it didn’t make my skin dry or irritated afterwards.
The best thing I found about this product was the smell is long-lasting hours after you use it.
I’m funny when it comes to body washes and soaps but this is rank in one of my top 3.
I recommend this to anyone who suffered dried skin after they use soaps or certain body washes its ideal and again smells amazing!
Hair Wax with Basil Extract
I dont tend to use hair wax as I dont like the feel of it but luckily enough for me I have a teenager who does.
I gave him the wax to try and he loves it!
It smells great and holds well without leaving any clumps or mess.
He uses it daily and it washes out well afterwards , he scored it 8 out 10 so im impressed at that.
I enjoyed using these Admiral’s products and I was left very impressed indeed not only by the quality of the packaging and the look of the products but at the quality of the product itself.
You can certainly tell they have but all those years to good use!
What if I told you that you could have cake delivered not only to your door but posted through your letterbox with your mail, your own designed cake with your own ideas and delivered before a celebration or a certain day?
“Your crazy!” I hear you say?
Today is the day my eldest turns 14, It doesn’t seem that long ago where he was playing with toys instead of spending his days on YouTube hours chatting to his friends online who he only just saw 20 minutes ago.
Harry has had a tough few years through bullying and has finally found himself settled in a new school and thriving in all subjects.
There is one subject he exceeds in this is Science, he has an obsession with this as he want to create a career around this, so much so he has learnt the periodic table of by heart which took some taking.
I came across a company called bakerdays, a cake makers that specialise in creating personalised cakes designed to be sent to you through the mail in a box that will fit through your letterbox.
I spoke to the lovely staff as I couldn’t find any designs that suited him so I asked them if they could make a cake with the Periodic Table on or would it be too much trouble, to which they said leave it to them and took my details.
Few days before Harry’s birthday and I receive an email saying they have dispatched the cake and they hope he enjoy’s it.
That very morning it arrives in a box, I open it with excitement and I couldn’t be more please with the result, It came in a lovely presented tin and was better than I imagined.
It was fresh, smelled amazing and looked even better.
Would Harry like it though?
By the look of his face I would say he did!
Thank you Bakerdays for all of your hard work of making this teenagers day.
My 3 year old never stops from the moment he wakes up to the second its announced that its bedtime, the only time he is still and settled is when its time for a story before bed and this week it was the story of Benjy Bunn’s Busy Day.
This story actually reminds me of Freddie and the mischief he is oblivious to when he feel like he is helping us out around the house.
The story is about a helpful little Bunny called Benjy…
Benjy starts the day deciding that he is going to be helpful but this doesn’t go to plan for the poor bunny as everything goes wrong.
He makes poor choices and a lot of mess while coming up with in his mind great ideas to be helpful for mommy from baking a cake to cleaning his own room all ends in disaster for which Benjy is oblivious too.
Benjy makes his way into the garden to try to help Mommy and Daddy which Freddie found highly amusing as he is pulling up plants and spraying water every where because he’s having too much fun.
Illustrations and Readability
The illustrations in the book are good with it being very colourful to catch the eyes of children preventing them from getting bored easily.
The writing is exactly the kind that Freddie likes and relates to which it the story rhymes throughout the book from start to finish making it easier for the child to understand I think.
Although a short story it is exactly what it is aimed for, a quick read before bed or a calm five minutes of cuddle time where they can interact enough without losing interest.
For me I like to know more about the book’s to find out where they came from and how the ideas came to life for us to read.
This is a lovely tale as the book was originally written by Bev Scott Prior who read it to her children at the local nursery in 1970.
This was then typed by her husband 45 years ago and brought back to life in 2018 by their grandson James Burns, keeping it’s old-fashioned charm.
Release dates and information
This wonderful book is due to be released to the public on 15th my 2018 in the UK.