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Lions fighting unicorns, and other rhymes

The book I remember with total clarity from my own childhood is one of nursery rhymes. My mum passed it along to me, and I’ve been reading it to Elliot. I can see by the ancient price tag The Magic of Rhymes: A Collection of Nursery Rhymes was $2.40 from Woolworths, and it was printed by Brimax Books, Cambridge, England in 1976. The beautifully complicated illustrations seem to set most of the characters in the early 19th century, most with...

Win Michelle Carchrae’s new parenting e-book

Playful self-discipline. The name caught my eye, and Michelle Carchae’s posts on her blog The Parent Vortex, detailing her attempts at making it work were intriguing. I think what really kept me reading was her tone of voice. It wasn’t hectoring, it wasn’t smug. Far from it – she wrote about shouting too much, about not paying enough attention, about how things were not going how she imagined they would. Yet, it was her realistic and positive approach to the...

The winner of my Mail A Tale giveaway is…

Estrellada K Congratulations and enjoy your book box! Don’t forget, Mail A Tale offers gifts of 1, 3, 6 or 12-month book box subscriptions – a great thing to give, or suggest to someone else. I’d like to thank Mail A Tale for offering such a generous prize when I approached them about doing something for my readers. a Rafflecopter giveaway...

I love Mail a Tale + a $50 book box giveaway!

We read books everyday, Elliot and I. We curl up in his bed at bedtime, or in the morning when one of us has gotten a bit wound up. When we’re waiting at the doctor’s office, or at a restaurant. The iPad is great, but nothing holds his attention like a book being read to him. His favourites these days are Julia Donaldson books like The Gruffalo, Jack and the Flum Flum tree, and Monkey Puzzle. A Visitor for Bear...