Monday, 10 June 2013

Kid Lit Blog Hop #17 + Post Office Book Review

Welcome back to the Kid Lit Blog Hop #17

Well, to explain the title of this post, for anyone has only just recently joined our hop, I have a confession. Sometimes I buy cheap books for Gigi from our local post office. They aren't exactly literary genius and occasionally the stories don't make any sense at all. Now that I am a permanent hostess on the hop, I was joking with Renee our illustrious CEO and master of all that is blog hop, that if we get desperate to make it to our target 100 links I may be forced to do a Post Office Book Review.

Here we are again folks, not quite to 100 links, so I am forced with one arm tied behind my back do another Post Office Book Review. Well, truth be told there is no forcing, we love it as you may have figured out.

Todays Jem is

"On The Road with Mavis and Marge"
by Niamh Sharkey
Favourite opening lines:
Mavis was different to other cows. She was hungry for adventure.
Marge was smarter than the average chicken. She wanted to go where no chicken had gone before.....
And thus begins the adventure.
They start on their bike, manage to crash it, and have to find other means of transport. They collect a colourful cast of friends along the way, until they finally find themselves in outer space, longing for home.
They all decide that home is the best place to be, but not without a little stowaway.  Check out the last page.

We love this book and I think we have decided that Niamh Sharkey is a firm favourite, as she is both writer and illustrator.

Now Gigi's 2nd birthday is approaching and I am gathering a list of absolute must have books for her birthday list to give to all the family. 

Here is what we have so far, can you suggest anymore. Shoot us a comment if you are still reading lol

  1. Hippopotmus on the roof eating cake.
  2. Diary of a wombat
  3. The Night Pirates
  4. Monstore
  5. Boy + Bot
  6. Bear Snores On
  7. Alexander and the terrible horrible no good very bad day
  8. Grill Pan Eddy
  9. Randy Riley's Really Big Hit
  10. Mabel and Me, Best of friends
  11. Giant Dance Party
  12. Creepy Carrots
  13. The Lamb Who Came To Dinner
  14. You Can't eat a Princess
  15. Wilfred McDonald Fox
  16. What The Ladybug Heard.
  17. An undone fairy tale
  18. Ivan becomes a hero  

Catch you on the hop folks. 


Please see our NEW RULES below!

Welcome to the 17th Kid Lit Blog Hop. The Kid Lit Blog Hop takes place on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month. We have managed to create a dynamic and engaged community of children's books bloggers, authors, publishers, and publicists, as well as parents seeking out their next great read. So, you are more than welcome to link in and take some time to make some new friends. Please join me in welcoming a new permanent hostess, Reshama at Stacking Books - a wonderful blog with many recommendations for the best children's books. We are also pleased to have Fiona Ingram, the author of The Secret of the Sacred Scarab (click for my review of this FABULOUS middle grade book) and a blogger as well, joining us this week as co-hostess of the Hop. Welcome Reshama and Fiona! Please be sure to give each of our hostesses a visit to say a quick hello!

Happy Hopping everyone and enjoy the Hop!

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  1. Hahaha! This looks like a laugh-out-loud book! Thanks for sharing and congrats on becoming a full hostess on the Kid Lit Blog Hop!

  2. Thanks so much for stopping by. Yes we love it, a great find from our trusty post office, lol, Cheers Julie

  3. I love the illustrations in that book. It looks really cute. You definitely have a terrific post office :)

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Tonia. I am so glad you like the book, it was an aweseome find

  4. Um, excuse me!? Where is the video review? Hmmm....

    Ok, my recommendation is anything Sandra Boynton! My kids loved anything she wrote. :)

    1. LOL, my one follower, I hate to disappoint. Its quite a long book so I didn't think I would be able to load such a long file on my blog. LOL, plus. I will read it to you over Skype lol, only kidding. And thanks for the recommendations, I will look her up.