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The book of everyone – Valentine’s gift idea 1

The book of everyone, it’s a brilliant idea but I had trouble with the website, it took me hours. I want to be positive though, as the end result is ace, but the air was blue by the time I was done. The Book of Everyone Valentine’s Edition is a lovingly crafted book created for that special someone in your life. A truly one of a kind gift, made by the buyer (and a special hand from the geniuses who work at The Book of Everyone) with just a few loving taps of the keyboard.   The Book of Everyone showcases through the options of digital, paperback, hardback and deluxe books, the journey through the world they were born into. The Book of Everyone can be made in minutes, customised, previewed right away, printed and dispatched to you in under one week! Or if you really have left it until the last […]


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Parragon Book Buddy roundup

Once a month Parragon books send my boys or me a book or something bookish (like Life Canvas stationary) to have a little look at. Sadly it is a struggle to get my boys to read anything at the moment, which is why I am doing a roundup style post. View image | gettyimages.com Books can make great presents, especially if you aren’t really sure what to buy. My personal favourite of these is the glider kit, it is so retro looking and would be a great gift for a school buddy or a young relative. I used to love getting books that weren’t strictly books – things like cardboard dress-up dolls or make-a-scene books. – Professor Murphy’s Stunt Glider* Take to the skies with Professor Murphy’s awe-inspiring stunt glider. Inside, you’ll find a step-by-step book and everything you need to build a stunt glider with an incredible 60cm wingspan! […]


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Parragon Sharks – Discover their underwater world 1

The lovely folks at Parragon sent D another book in the same series as the dinosaurs encyclopaedia we previously reviewed, this one is called Sharks : discover their underwater world. We have had this for a while now, and I do feel a bit guilty about taking our time to get this post published, but the wear on the books spine shows how much he likes this book. His little brother, Jen, is not a fan as he is afraid of sharks, and the photos are brilliant quality. So clear in fact we’ve had to ban D from taking this book on car journeys as he was making Jen cry.


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Jen & D review Dinogami 1

Because we are book buddies the lovely people at Parragon books send us a book a month. This time it isn’t strictly a book, its more a craft set with a book of instructions. Dinogami is dinosaur origami. Its cute and at first I thought it looked more like a thing for Jen (age 5) and I to do together. But after page one of the instructions I quickly realised this was a mission for D (age 11) and Me. It comes with 20 sheets of pre-printed paper, so your dinos eyes and wings and things are all in the right places.


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Parragon Books – Reviews From The Campsite

Today it’s raining on camp and my sons are in the back of the car (because it’s quieter than a tent in rain I suppose) reading books nicely. It’s a cute little scene but somewhat dominated by the weather. The books they are reading are “Things you never knew about dinosaurs” by Giles Paley-Phillips and “Goodnight little one” by Margaret Wise Brown.