The Dog Squad is a page turning, heartwarming story of family, friendship and dogs. Including a diverse cast of characters it intertwines themes of pet ownership, puppy farming, abandoned pets and LGBTQ issues.
Happy International Cat Day!
International Moon Day is celebrated every year on July 20th. On this day in 1969, Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon.
The Bedtime Boat is a beautifully illustrated bedtime story which uses mindfulness techniques to help children relax and fall into a restful sleep.
Moon’s Ramadan – A journey of celebration around the world is a beautifully illustrated introduction to Ramadan. It explains the events and traditions that take place during the time of fasting and the role that the moon plays in determining when Eid celebrations can begin.
Before I start a new year of blogging I’m taking my annual look back at Story Snug’s most viewed posts in 2021. It was a quieter year on the blog as homeschooling and lockdown made other demands on my time but we read lots of fabulous books and Story Snug still had several visitors –…
Over the years we’ve enjoyed various story themed Advent Calendars to help us count down the days until Christmas. We always put our Christmas books away during the year and get them out around the end of November, it’s such a lovely treat to rediscover old favourites and forgotten stories.
Happy International Dog Day! Do you have a favourite fictional dog? We looked through our bookshelves to find doggy stories that we enjoy reading and after some discussion we came up with a top five list.
Marshmallow Pie the Cat Superstar is a very entertaining, hilariously egocentric character. We immediately warmed to Marshmallow Marmaduke Vanilla-Bean Sugar-Pie Fluffington-Fitz-Noodle (Marshmallow Pie for short) who belongs to a little girl called Amelia. Amelia is determined to make him into a cat superstar. But that is easier said than done…
December 21st: Jingle Bells Lottie and Jack are the two little mice who have cat trouble in Jingle Bells by Nick Butterworth. We are very lucky to have a signed copy of the story which Jane Hissey also chose as a favourite Christmas book for our 2015 #StorySnugAdvent Calendar.