Redhead Roundup – Books {January}


Here are a few books that we’ve been reading, using and enjoying over the last few weeks:

Fire Station Activity Book and Playset

Our latest Parragon book buddy book was so much more than a typical book. The Fire Station Activity Book and Playset has enough to entertain any child for hours. The activity book firstly explains how to put the fire station and fire engine together and then contains lots more activities too.



The fire station and fire engine are made from thick glossy card that can be easily detached from the rest of the card and put together although putting it together is a little tricky in places an older child would have no problem doing this by themselves.


The finished fire station also has a lot of firemen and other props to enable you to have a really good basis for a role play game and LP and Little Man loved creating stories surrounding the Fire Station Playset.


Eddie Meer & Barter in the Bush

The story of Eddie Meer & Barter in the Bush is different to anything LP and I have read together before. It’s such a unique book from independent publisher’s Barker & Barker Kids. Eddie Meer & Barter in the Bush is the first in a series of stories featuring Eddie Meer and his gang. It follows the meerkats adventures in the Botswana Bush and had LP laughing throughout.


LP loved being introduced to new animals, lots of new words and a whole new world in the pages of Eddie Meer & Barter in the Bush. The illustrations are so different to other children’s books at the moment and LP really loved looking at the pages whilst I read her the story. A really lovely, different book that children of all ages would enjoy.


MUM’s Office Family Address Book

I haven’t bought a new address book since before having kids – or starting this blog – and both, becoming a parent and a blogger, has increased my social circles massively. Because of this my old standard address book really cannot copy with the influx of new additions and so when MUM’s Office sent us their Family Address Book it looked the perfect addition to our organised life.


The Family Address book includes space to write lots of information about all the families you know – the parent and child phone numbers and birthdays as well as the home address. There’s also space to include information about individual people too as well as Dates To Remember, Need To Know Numbers, Need To Know Websites and In Case I Lose My Mobile pages.


I’ve loved using the Family Address Book and know that I will never have to buy another – there’s so much space that I doubt I will ever fill it all plus it’s encased in a faux snakeskin hardback cover making it wipe clean and hardwearing. The perfect address book for family life. The MUM’s Office Family Address Book would make a wonderful gift at Mothers Day and throughout the year.


Who Loves Me

We are big fans of personalised books and Who Loves Me is our new favourite. The book can be personalised to any child – in our case Who Loves LP.  It has her name on the front page and even a photo inside too along with the personalised dedication.


Who Loves Me has a hardback finish which makes it really hard wearing and each page is beautifully illustrated giving so much for children to look at and get absorbed into.


Each page of the book is personalised with someone that the child loves and if there are a lot of people in their life each page can have two people – Mummy and Daddy, Nanny and Grandad for example.


LP loved reading this book and the fact that all of her favourite people were contained in the pages kept her engaged throughout. She loves finding out how much everyone loved her in the really lovely, sentimental Who Loves Me book.

Disclosure: The above books were sent to us for the purpose of this review however all opinions are my own.


1 Comment

  1. January 23, 2016 / 11:26 pm

    Lovely books. I like the look of the fire engine one and the address book the best. I love getting things that are for me rather than the kids!x

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