Sunday, 20 March 2016

Supertato Veggies Assemble - Our Review and a chance to win!

Supertato Veggies Assemble by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet   Our Review and a Chance to Win a copy!

Lottie has had some fantastic books to review recently and Supertato Veggies Assemble has quickly become a story-time favourite. 

'The Evil Pea is on the loose and there's anarchy in the aisles'- who knew there would be so much excitement in the Supermarket at night?! It's down the Supertato to save the day but when the peas gang up on him he has to call for back-up to save himself and the desserts.

This is a great book for young children, it is fast paced, funny and exciting and my 4 year old sister really likes it. It has the added advantage of being fun to read so this is one of the few books for younger children that I don't mind reading to her (which is lucky because I don't think my Mum wants to read it twice a day!) Even Sam stops and listens to this book and he is not quite one yet- I think that is because there are plenty of chances for funny voices which he likes... it's quite hard not to say 'Supertato' in a deep superhero type voice!

We have previously enjoyed Barry the Fish with Fingers by Sue Hendra and think she has done a great job here too. I would recommend this book for children age 2-5 but if you are a big brother or sister who is going to read to younger ones then this is a fun story to choose to share with them. 

You can buy Supertato Veggies Assemble here or enter our competition below for your chance to win a copy.

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Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Randomise Game- Draw, Act or Describe Your Way to Victory! Your chance to WIN too!

Randomise Game 

Draw, Act or Describe Your Way to Victory!


Every Saturday night once our baby brother Sam is in bed we have a 'Game Night'. We get some nice treats in, Lottie and I get to stay up a bit late and we take turns to choose which board or card game we would like to play.
We have recently got a new favourite to add to our Saturday night choices- we were sent a new game called Randomise to try out and it is easily the funniest game we have ever played.

You work in teams of at least two and taking turns you announce if you are going to be using the 'EASY' or 'HARD' options and whether you will describe, act or draw before picking 3 cards, one from each set and then your opposite team have to choose option 1, 2 or 3 for each card- you then look at these options to discover what you are going to be. It sounds a bit complicated but you quickly get in to the swing of it and soon find yourself becoming a 'scared hedgehog taking a photo' or an 'attractive Grandma doing a cartwheel' or perhaps even a 'sarcastic orangutan kissing a frog'

Lottie was a bit young for us to play the game properly with scoring and everything because she needed help reading the cards and working out what some of the words meant which made it difficult to be in teams but the game is recommended for age 8 upwards for this reason and we still had loads of fun acting out, describing and drawing for each other without actually crowning a winner at the end. 

I loved playing Randomise with my family- we laughed so much and I think I will always remember my Dad acting out being a 'Spotty Chicken Smashing Plates' but I am looking forward to Easter though when I will be able to play and score using the rules with my friends. I think we all liked the acting option best but we also tried describing and drawing too and these are great choices if you don't want to get up in front of everyone and be a bit silly.

This is a great game for anyone age 8 and over (or age 4 and over with adult help) and is fun for everyone, my parents even suggested we should get it out when our family friends come for dinner over Easter so the grown-ups can join in.

I am going to ask Mum to buy this game for my friend when it is his birthday next month. If you are looking for a family gift for Easter this year and want to give something that lasts longer than chocolate we would definitely recommend Randomise- the person you give it to will still be laughing next Easter! 

If you would like to know more about the game you can visit the website here and if you are looking to buy Randomise it can be purchased here. If you would like to be in with a chance of winning of of three copies then please enter below!


Disclaimer- we were sent a copy of Randomise to test and enjoy but all thoughts and opinions are my own

Blue Kangaroo Book Review

Blue Kangaroo Books by Emma Chichester Clark

 A Review Interview with My Little Sister!

We have been a bit quiet here on the blog recently because we have been very busy and one of the things we have been busy with is reading lots of awesome books we have been sent to review. 

Lottie was very happy when we were asked to review three new books from The Blue Kangaroo series as she was very much certain these were to be her books... and whilst they are very nice books with sweet stories and good pictures they are definitely aimed more at four year old girls than eight year old boys! So I decided to let Lottie enjoy the books and then interview her to see what she thought of them! 

Me: Lottie you have been sent three new books- 'Happy Birthday, Blue Kangaroo!' 'Where Are You, Blue Kangaroo?' and 'When I First Met You, Blue Kangaroo!' What did you think of them?
Lottie: I really liked them all, I can read some of the words myself but Mummy has read me the stories because they are too hard for me to read them all. 

Me: Which of the books is your favourite?
Lottie: I think 'Happy Birthday, Blue Kangaroo is my favourite.

Me: Why do you like that one best?
Lottie: I like the birthday party and that when Blue Kangaroo is sad Lily has a good idea to make him happy again and then everybody wishes they had a Blue Kangaroo. I wish I had a Blue Kangaroo too!

Me: Where would you get a Blue Kangaroo?
Lottie: Maybe from the zoo?... In Australia? It's a long way.

Me: Ok, maybe you should see if you can save up for a teddy instead, I don't think we have space for a Kangaroo here. What else did you like?
Lottie: I liked it when Lily kept loosing Blue Kangaroo in 'Where Are You, Blue Kangaroo?' and that she got him back in the end.

Me: Was there anything you didn't like in these books? Where the stories too long or just right?
Lottie: I LOVED everything. The stories are really good and not too long and I like the drawings too. I really do wish I had a Blue Kangaroo!

Me: OK Lottie. Would you recommend these books to other children your age?
Lottie: YES! I took them to school and we all read 'Where Are You, Blue Kangaroo'

Me:Did everybody like it?
Lottie: Yes and we then all made our own Kangaroos in their pouches and we decorated Australian flags. It was fun.

Me: Thank you Lottie, I am glad you liked these books and that all your four and five year old friends enjoyed them too. I will look out for a Kangaroo for you!

Lottie's Blue Kangaroo in his pouch!