What we’ve been reading this month – our October favourites!

Sophie was in her element when two of the latest releases from Penguin arrived on our doorstep – this child LOVES books, and Peppa. Match made in heaven!

Right, so let’s start with Peppa Pig – Up and Down (an opposites lift-the-flap-book). Firstly, Soph is still totally enamored by lift-the-flap books and loves the surprise of peeking under them. Combining much-loved Peppa with the educational aspect of teaching a child their opposites and it’s a winning formula! This new release is a great idea for a birthday or Christmas gift.

The Boy Who Switched Off the Sun – Paul Brown & Mark O’Hanlon  Oli loves anything ‘space’, and anything inventive. He’s my own Flint Lockwood. This book was his pick at a beautiful bookstore we visited on a rainy day when we traveled to Hermanus for his birthday, and it’s been read a few times since. When the hot sun melts your most favourite thing in the world – ice cream – you have to do something about it – little Marcel hatches a plan to switch off the sun.

‘Little World’ Under the Sea – a push and pull adventure (another brilliant new release from Penguin). Children get to be introduced to new worlds through this fantastic series, all while boosting their fine motor skills with the ‘push and pull’ aspect of the book. I always find interactive books are the best ways for kids to learn, and this series is no different, I’ll definitely be adding to it, the kids loved this (Soph especially).

The Tiger Who Came to Tea – Judith Kerr  This book probably needs no introduction – an absolute classic, we bought the 50th Anniversary Edition. Watch as the magic begins at teatime when a little girl called Sophie (see, how could we not get this book) answers the door to find a TIGER! A beautiful tale, definitely one to add to your children’s childhood.

We have some gorgeous new books to get stuck into for the coming month, yay!

*Some books were gifted to us by Penguin Random House but all opinions are our own.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *