Monday, 22 April 2013

Kid Lit Blog Hop #14: Post Office Book Review #5 Blast From The Past

Welcome back to the Kit Lit Blog Hop #14

Well, to explain the title of this post, for anyone who didn't link in last 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.

Well, today I have a blast from my past for you.
So I had to travel back to my home town last week for an unexpected visit. There was some sadness, but of course it could be relieved with a good dose of Sushi Train and a visit to the publishers warehouse in my mums local shopping centre. So confession, this is no technically a post office book review but I do have some gold for you.

Does anyone remember these.

Circa 1985.My parents have kept some of our vintage toys so Danny and I had a blast playing with these.

Plus, I found some old books that are pure genius.

Check this out. To go with my vintage cabbage patch dolls that Gigi has already claimed, we have this little beauty. 

This was much loved for me as a child but the hilarious part is, if you take notice, my hand writing was better then than it is now. LOL

And here is a total memory lane trip. I got this book from my Sunday school end of year party, in 1984. This was my favourite book as a child.

So, you are wondering where the Post Office Book Review is. Well, as I said, this is technically not quite a post office book review, but I did manage to get a load of discounted books, to keep my post office reviews coming.  Check these out....

  We cant wait to read these. Well, we have already read On The Road a million times, so stay tuned, we may have a reading for you some time soon...

 And In Closing
 Our blog friend Mia over at

Posted this great Spine Poetry, so we decided to give it a go. 

 Happy Hopping Folks
Welcome to the 14th Kid Lit Blog Hop. I thought it would be a good time to remind new folks what we are all about. The Kid Lit Blog Hop takes place on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month. We decided to start up this Hop to develop 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. Before we get on with the Hop I do want to remind you that the sign-ups for the Kid Lit Giveaway Hop, co-hosted by Mother Daughter Book Reviews and Youth Literature Reviews is NOW OPEN. The Kid Lit Giveaway Hop is taking place to honor Children's Book Week (May 13 to 19, 2013). Children's book or teen literature bloggers, authors, publishers, or publicists looking to share copies of a fabulous book are welcome to link in a giveaway for fabulous children/teen's books, gift cards, cash, or other prizes. What better way to celebrate Children's Book Week? Click on the poster below for more information. kidlit book giveaway hop  
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  1. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful books, toys, and the spine poetry. I want to try that too! Cabbage Patch Kids made a bit of a come-back when Danielle was little so a friend of mine got her one. Dominic was about one year old at the time and I remember he kept picking the doll up and sucking her face! lol

    1. LOL Cabbage Patch Dolls are a firm favourite with Gigi, but the ones in the shop are slightly odd looking, compared to the vintage. I hope you get to do some spine poetry, it was so much fun. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Thanks so much for hostessing the Kid Lit Blog Hop yet again! I love going through my old books at my parents' and bringing them home for Max to enjoy. Have a great week!

    1. Oh that is great Jaymie, we would love to see what you bring home. Cheers Julie

  3. Great line up! Lol! I'll admit, I was one of the very few girls who hated Cabbage Patch Dolls (don't throw tomatoes, please!) They're back?

    1. Thanks for stopping by Tonya, lol re cabbage patch dolls, they are odd I admit it but the little G loves them lol. Catch you on the next hop.