The Messy Book - Story Snug

The Messy Book by Maudie Powell-Tuck & Richard Smythe

Age Range: 3 to 8

Cat and Dog, the main characters in The Messy Book make us laugh! A mess needs tidying but who will do it and how many excuses will be given before it gets done? Parents as well as children will identify with the situation in this amusing story and my daughter chortled her way through our first reading and then immediately asked for it to be read again.…

A Pandemonium of Parrots - Story Snug

A Pandemonium of Parrots and other animals by Kate Baker & Hui Skipp

Age Range: 3+

A Pandemonium of Parrots, a Conspiracy of Lemurs and a Bouquet of Hummingbirds. Did you know that there were such wonderful collective words for birds and animals? Thirteen different collective words for various creatures are included in this beautiful, non fiction, illustrated picture book which provided an enjoyable learning experience for me as well as my daughter.…

Britta Teckentrup - Story Snug

Britta Teckentrup talks about illustrating Bee by Patricia Hegarty

We are delighted to welcome illustrator Britta Teckentrup to Story Snug as part of her Bee blog tour. Britta’s beautiful illustrations accompany Patricia Hegarty’s rhyming text about the important work that a bee does. The lyrical text awakens every sense, we listen to gentle humming, we smell sweet perfume and we watch the bee as she travels through the orchard, over a stream and back to the hive where she enlists the help of other bees.

The Fox and the Wild - Story Snug

The Fox and the Wild by Clive McFarland

Age Range: 3 to 7

Clive McFarland’s beautiful illustrations immediately drew us into The Fox and the Wild and quickly inspired an arts and crafts session! City fox Fred is intrigued when he hears about a place called ‘the wild’. But does ‘the wild’ really exist and how can Fred find it?…