We are Family - Story Snug

We Are Family by Patricia Hegarty & Ryan Wheatcroft

Every family is different and this beautifully illustrated picture book wonderfully portrays the diverse nature of families in our society today. Despite many differences in family structures there are also many similarities and experiences regardless of race, religion or colour. We Are Family does a fantastic job of portraying different families whilst showing how their members support and live with each other through good times and bad.…

The Nutcracker - Story Snug

Story Snug Advent: N is for The Nutcracker

N is for The Nutcracker

We’ve only read very simple picture book versions of The Nutcracker so we found this beautifully illustrated, wordier edition of the story really fascinating to read. We weren’t aware of the curse that resulted in a young man becoming a nutcracker and didn’t realise just how evil The Mouse Queen is!…

A Christmas Story - Story Snug

Story Snug Advent: C is for A Christmas Story

C is for A Christmas Story

Brian Wildsmith’s retelling of the Christmas story is told from the point of view of the donkey’s child and a girl called Rebecca. It’s a lovely idea to retell the story from the viewpoint of another character and Brian’s gorgeous illustrations are the perfect accompaniment to this well known story.…