Year: 2017

Winnie the Pooh Giveaway: 4x Classic Books Box Set

I love Winnie the Pooh. As a child I had cuddlies of Pooh, Piglet and Kanga (complete with a removable Roo in her pouch.) So, the books in my January Winnie the Pooh Giveaway are very special to me.

Winnie the Pooh Giveaway

Winnie the Pooh Giveaway

Titles include:

  • Winnie the Pooh
  • The House at Pooh Corner
  • When we were Very Young
  • Now we are Six

There are four books in a tidy slip case and they are illustrated throughout in full colour.

Winnie the Pooh GiveawayThese are lovely books which are a must for any child’s bookshelf.

I will be drawing the winner on 2nd February.

Good luck.

Suzie xx


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A Mummy Trick: my Nativity story video for you

Nativity

A Mummy Trick: my Nativity story video for you

Back in 2013, I wrote a script to enter into The Nativity Factor, a competition run by ITN on British TV.

Writing a short film was a lot of fun and a great exercise in constructing a story through dialogue alone.

“A Mummy Trick” came fourth overall in the competition  – which was great.  But I was super pleased with being awarded the title of Most Heartwarming Story.

All say awwww!

Check it out below. (PS this was my little grandson’s acting debut.)

Wishing all my readers a Happy and peaceful “Bookish” Christmas.

See you all in 2018

Suzie xx


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The winner of the Usborne Christmas Picture Book November Giveaway

Usborne Christmas Picture Book Giveaway

There were exactly 1300 entrants in my Usborne Christmas Picture Book November Giveaway. Being a numbers freak, I liked that it ended so perfectly lol.

Anyway, onto the business of announcing the winner.

The winner of the November Giveaway is…

Paul from Omagh.

Paul, your books are already speeding their way to you so you’ll have plenty of reading time before Xmas.

Balloon festival

There was a fantastic balloon festival near me this month. The grandchildren thought it was magic. Don’t they look cute?

November Giveaway

Yikes, I just realized there’s only 21 sleeps until Christmas. I’m off to panic.

Happy reading

Suzie xx 

 

Usborne Christmas Picture Book Giveaway

Usborne Christmas Picture Book GiveawayUsborne Christmas Picture Book Giveaway

Christmas is coming! As I write this there are just 51 sleeps until the big day. Yikes!

With that in mind, my November giveaway has four classic picture books from Usborne; perfect for building excitement for your little ones.

The titles are:

Twas the Night Before Christmas

twas the night before christmas

This is one of my personal favourite books of all time. I did so many reads of this story that my kids could recite it word for word. (And, thirty years later, one still can ha ha)

The Snow Queen

the snow queen

A classic tale with gorgeous illustrations.

A Christmas Carol

a christmas carol

A fantastic version to introduce children to the story of Scrooge.

The 12 Days of Christmas

Is it a book or a song? The Twelve Days of Christmas is a must.

The Giveaway finishes on 30th of November so you will get plenty of pre-Christmas bedtime reading so enter now.

Good luck.

Suzie xx



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Jill Murphy October Giveaway Winner!

 

Jill Murphy giveaway

There were over 1100 entries in my October “Win 5x Jill Murphy Picture Books”  giveaway. I really love The Large Family Series so this was a great prize.

The Winner of the October Giveaway

The long-suffering Mrs Large is one of my favourite book characters but Kingsumo decided on a winner and it was … drum roll please … ? Katie Skeoch.

Yay for, Katie! Please reply with your mailing address and I’ll send the books out straight away.

Summer time has ended here in Wales and the dark nights are with us; perfect for bonfire night. Here’s a pic of our epic bonfire among the mountains.

october giveaway

Happy reading.

Suzie xx

Julia Donaldson September Giveaway Winner

Julia Donaldson Giveaway

My “Win 5 Julia Donaldson Picture Books” contest had the biggest response ever. There were over 1200 entrants in my September Giveaway! I guess you guys love Julia Donaldson’s stories as much as I do.

The Winner of the September Giveaway

The books in this prize are some of my favourites but Kingsumo decided on a winner and it was … wait for it … Deborah from Falkirk.

Yay for, Deborah!

Autumn is creeping on fast here in Wales. I love the misty mornings and beautiful colours of the leaves on tress. This was the sunrise from my window today. september giveawayHappy reading.

Suzie xx


 

Win 5x Jill Murphy Picture Books in the October Giveaway

Jill Murphy giveaway

Win 5x Jill Murphy picture books in the October Giveaway.

My October Giveaway is for 5x picture books about “The Large Family”  by Jill Murphy.

These stories are a firm favourite in our house with both the children and the adults. Which parent doesn’t relate to the long-suffering Mrs Large longing for Five Minutes Peace?

The five books in the prize are:

  • Five Minutes Peace
  • Mr Large in Charge.
  • A Piece of Cake.
  • A Quiet Night In.
  • All in one Piece.

The competition runs until the end of October and I’ll be announcing the winner on the 1st of November.

Entering is easy-peasey – just answer one simple question. Good luck everyone 🙂

Suzie xx



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Usborne’s Peep Inside the Zoo – book review

Peep inside the Zoo

Peep inside the zoo

One of the new books we acquired over the summer was Peep inside the Zoo by Simona Dimitri.  My two and a half year old grand-daughter claimed it right away.

reading Peep Inside the Zoo

I’m a big fan of Usborne books, and the quality of this book is no exception. It’s a chunky book with a lovely silky feel to the cover and the size is just right for grand-daughter. The illustrations are colourful and attractive, and there are lots of different shaped flaps to lift and interesting holes to peep through.

Peep inside the ZooWhilst there isn’t a fictional story as such, there are lots of interesting facts about zoo animals and their families.

Penguins shuffle when they walk.

They’re birds that cannot fly.

But when they dive into the water…

and flap their wings like flippers…

they’re super speedy swimmers!

It would be a great book to read to prepare for an actual zoo visit.

One of grand-daughters favourite pages features a gorilla cradling a (sneakily concealed) baby in its arms. All say Aww 🙂

peep inside the zoo

There isn’t really enough text to keep my 4 year old grandson interested for more than a few read-throughs but it’s a great book for the 2-3 year old age group – especially as it’s on offer on Amazon at £3.85 at the moment.

Peep Inside the Zoo is part of a fun series of books and are a must for all lift-the-flap fans.

Happy reading

Suzie xx

PS. Don’t forget this months Julia Donaldson giveaway. It ends on Sunday.



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Win 5x Julia Donaldson books in the September Giveaway

Julia Donaldson Giveaway

 

Win 5x Julia Donaldson books in the September Giveaway.

I just love Julia Donaldson books… and kids do too. So, it was a no-brainer when it came to choosing my September Giveaway.

The books included in this month’s prize are:

  1. Stick Man
  2. Superworm
  3. The Highway Rat
  4. Tiddler
  5. Tabby McTat

Answer the super simple question below and you could be the lucky winner.

I’ll be announcing the result on 2nd October, just in time for those cozy autumn nights when all you want to do is snuggle up with a book.

Good luck in the giveaway and happy reading.

Suzie xx



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The winner of the Summer Picture Books July Giveaway

summer picture books

I couldn’t believe the response to my Summer Picture Books July Giveaway. There were nearly 900 entrants! Guess these books were some of your favourites, as well as mine.

The winner of the July Giveaway

The winner, drawn by KingSumo, is Colette from Yorkshire.    July GiveawayCongrats, Colette. I hope you enjoy your prize.

The weather is still warm and sunny here in Wales and I went to watch the kite festival on Barmouth beach. barmouthIt was a fantastic sight and gave me an idea for a story. Off to work on it. Happy reading.

Suzie xx