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Pigsticks and Harold and the Incredible Journey
Pigsticks and Harold and the Incredible Journey
by Alex Milway
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Belly laughs and brilliant drawings!, 3 July 2014
This book is an absolute beauty and hilarious to boot! From the outset there are belly laughs as would-be adventurer Pigsticks endeavours to emulate (and outdo!) his illustrious ancestors and travel "To the ends of the Earth". From the scatty loonytunes who inhabit the town of Tuptown to Pigsticks' faithful assistant, hapless hamster Harold, Milway's eye and ear for the absurd and very silly is fully realised as we tramp through fiery deserts and precarious snowy mountains.

Each page turn leads to another big laugh as Milway doesn't scrimp on the gags. I read this out loud to an eager 4 year old and boy did we laugh; this book is perfect if you enjoy reading out in funny voices (which I do). There's plenty to gander at along the way too as Milway's simplicity of line and bold dynamics make for fresh and exciting pages which the kids will gasp in awe at. How he captures such silly expressions in so few lines, I'll never know!

And then there's the goats. Sigh... the goats. Gotta love the goats.

We definitely can't wait to crack on with the second book (out soon I think. Hooray!) and if there is a God out there, there ought to be a Harold and Pigsticks book out every six months (Yes please, thank you)!

Stitch London
Stitch London
by Lauren O'Farrell
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny and great for beginners!, 18 Sept. 2011
This review is from: Stitch London (Paperback)
This book is fantastic! It has the craziest, but funniest creations, from knitting your own Big Ben to crafting the Queen herself, complete with cute little corgis. There's plenty of easy patterns for a learner knitter like me to get started on, including a brilliantly useful scarf for keeping your oyster card in. Lauren's witty writing style blows away the musty cobwebs of your usual knitting book, and the bright and cartoony layouts make for a great fun read.

The Little Book of Good Manners
The Little Book of Good Manners
by Christine Coirault
Edition: Hardcover

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must buy for little monsters, 7 May 2005
This is a great little book that deserves it's place on every kid's bookshelf! Deceptively simple and carefully incisive, these cute, beautifully drawn vignettes will get them chuckling, yet hopefully the overall message of the importance of good manners and politeness will filter into their little heads.
A wonderful book!

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