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Taking ‘Time To Read’ With Little Miss H And The BookTrust

A photograph of a mother reading the Time To Read book Little Monkey to her daughter in bed - Taking Time To Read With Little Miss H And The BookTrust - Mrs H's favourite things

Reading is a big part of life in our house. Lately, I’ve fallen back in love with novels thanks to the Bookish Mamas book club which I run online with two other bloggers (Jess and Naomi). We’re also helping Little Miss H with her school reading (which is really coming on). And bedtime involves reading at least two stories to Little Miss H and at least another two to Little Mister H (their book preferences are quite different and we haven’t…

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Little Miss H in Miffy’s world

A photograph of a mother and her two children settling down to a bedtime story of the Miffy book by Dick Bruna "Miffy at School" - the photograph shows a close up of one of the illustrations of Miffy in the book - Little Miss H in Miffy's World - Mrs H's favourite things

The Miffy books have always been favourites of ours. Miffy is now over 60 years old and is still looking good for her age. The famous little white rabbit was the invention of Dutch artist Dick Bruna, who sadly died earlier in 2017. And since her birth Miffy has been the subject of books, a TV series and a film. We recently received a bundle of Miffy goodies in the post to review. And so lately, we’ve been enjoying Miffy…

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Stories for Life – the perfect Christmas gift

A photograph of the front covers of three books from Penguin Random House Children's Books including Max and Bird by Ed Vere, The Dinosaur that Pooped Christmas and The Little Elephant who wants to fall asleep - Stories for Life - the perfect Christmas gift_Mrs H's favourite things

As a child I used to love receiving books as Christmas presents. And I often found a story wrapped up under the Christmas tree. A story book is the perfect Christmas present for children. Books aren't played with and then forgotten about. Your child will not grow out of a book. A book is for life, not just for Christmas. And so I was hugely excited when a package arrived through our door the other day. Penguin Random House Children's Books had sent…

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