Category Archives: Sudocrem book club

Crochet Your Own Soft Toys!

If you’re in a bit of a flap about what to crochet next, or a complete beginner wanting something to get you hooked, then Edward’s Menagerie: Birds is the book for you. The follow up to Edward’s Menagerie, the bestselling crochet title of 2014, these 40 crochet patterns for soft toy birds make a great activity for budding crafters and the finished product makes the perfect gift for children!

Crochet Your Own Soft Toys!

Published by David & Charles, this flighty craft book is now available to buy direct from http://www.thetoftalpacashop.co.uk, as well as independent stockists, priced £15.99.

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New Horrible Histories style kids cook book

If you’re a Horrible Histories fan (who isn’t), you’ll be super excited to know that a new kids cook book has just hit the market – and it’s been co-written and produced, Horrible Histories style, by award winning TV and radio broadcaster and journalist Petrie Hosken and her sister Claire Bosi, the award winning Michelin star restaurateur and co-founder of London restaurant Hibiscus.

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Books where children learn about what grown-ups do at work

It’s always fun asking children what they want to be when they grow up. My two girls tend to base their answer on one of two things: a) if we’re looking in a book, they’ll gravitate to the profession with the best fashion – it usually involves a tutu, a crown or someone with lots of lipstick, and b) if I ask them, at random, what they want to be when they grow up, their stock standard answer of the moment is the Disney princess of the day – Elsa has been in flavour for months.

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Inspire your kids to read with ‘50 Best books to read…’ bookmark

I don’t know about y’all but those ‘100 best books’ lists that crop up on my daily Google-perusal every now and then have this knack of sending me into a frenzied ‘so little time, so much to read’ panic. I am sure it has something to do with the whole ticking boxes thing, which is sort of ridiculous but also entirely satisfying.

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Children name their favourite fairy tales

So these days, fairy tales are pretty controversial – all those witches, wizards, bears, beasts, man-eating-giants and granny-eating-wolves are too much for modern children. That said; the warnings that fairy tales exuded in older days – the dangers of stepping of the path, talking to strangers and disobeying momma’s warnings – are still pertinent.

And the stories are just cool.

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