Friday, 29 June 2012

Aged 28½ weeks (29th June 2012)

The Little Book of Little Babies

This one is really clever - all of the pictures are photographs of little babies. Well, to me, they're big babies, because most of them look older than me.
I really liked the giggling baby and the peekaboo baby. Mummy plays peekaboo with me - she covers my face with a cloth and I pull it off! and she says "peekaboo!" and i pretend it's not funny.


Mummy says she gives up - yet another one that's out of print. She says she's glad I didn't dribble on this one, so if you order it, it's the last one ever!

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Aged 27.5 Weeks (22nd June 2012)

The Big Night-Night Book

Daddy said, "You?! Night-night?!" when he saw this week's book. I don't know what he means! I can't sleep at night because there are too many interesting things happening (or might happen) and it's really itchy on my skin, anyway.

I love this book - this is the first touchy-feely book that I've actually touched on my own, and Mummy got really excited when I turned the pages (which I've been able to do for aaages!) It's all rhyming, and I patted the sailing boat page.
Mummy and Daddy seem to be amazed at me this week, because I have been sitting up on my own without falling over.
Oh, there's a giraffe and a jirarf and a ball.


Aged 26.5 weeks (15th June 2012)

Ladybird Baby Touch Squeaky Book

Oh! This one's really good! It's got a big squeaking button in the middle, and it goes "squeak" when you press it.
There's so much happening on every page!
Mummy made a chug chug noise, and a toot toot, and a rrrrrooooaaaarrr!.
I loved the monkeys going "ooh, ohooh" - that made me chuckle.
Some of  the pictures are bumpy and some are furry.


(If we sell this last one, we might have to replace your order with something else, because it's gone out of print! Mummy will let you know if that happens.)

Aged 25.5 weeks (8th June 2012)

Meg on the Moon

I didn't really understand the story in this book, but that's okay because I'm not yet 6months old.
What I did love about the book was the bright colours! Every page is bright.
And the owl counts down from 10 (Mummy did his voice in a loud boom! and then he shouted "Lift Off!").
Mummy has  to do the sounds and I laugh.
They bounced on the Moon and went home to Earth.


Aged 24.5 weeks (1st June 2012)

Toddle Waddle

Mummy said this book is a bit of a tongue-twister. It starts off really easy, then gets harder and harder.
Mummy did funny noises while she read it.
The baby is "toddle"! and the duck is "waddle", then on each page, there are more interesting things to hear! Mummy went "toot-toot!" and that was the train.


Aged 23.5 weeks (25th May 2012)

Moving Blocks

Daddy helped me to choose this week's book.
He read me several, to give me lots to choose from.
Some of them were a bit long - maybe I'll wait till I've got a bit more patience to try them again.

The one I like best is Moving Blocks by Yusuke Yonezu.

It's a really bright and colourful book, and on each page, there is a shape, and you have to guess what that shape will be.The shape is cut into blocks on the page, you see (it asks "what are you building?").
I love guessing what the shape will be!


Aged 22.5 weeks (18th May 2012)

Peppa Loves...

This book is a little bit like my feature! It tells me about the things that Peppa loves doing.
Its cover is misleading, because none of the things she likes to do in the book are princessy.
She loves picnics, the beach, dinosaurs and space.
It is a cloth book, but I didn't eat it. It feels great to hold, though!
My friend Kenzie chose the book for me. He's 1 and has got 6 teeth.

I have been practising consononononents this week. I can say dadadadadada and bababa.


Aged 21.5 weeks (5months tomorrow) (11th May 2012)

Taggies - If you're Happy and you Know it

I was in the local paper this week! Apparently that makes me "famous". The tooth is growing and I've got another one next to it.
Mummy says that in future, I'll only be allowed to choose from cloth books, because I keep "eating" the books. (Well, my hands are designed for putting things in my mouth!)
Anyway, the taggies books are great - not only do they have a good story (this one is a bit beyond me, but Mummy enjoys clapping for me), but they've got these ribbons on the sides that you can pull, grab and chew.
There are more in the series, but this one involves Mummy shouting Hurray! at the end, which makes me laugh.

You can buy Hey Diddle Diddle in the same series - if it's sold before you order, Mummy will let you know.

Aged 20.5 weeks (4th May 2012)

Maisy's Snuggle Book

Big news this week - I've got a "tooth". It's a little bit of hard white stuff on my bottom gum, and it hurts sometimes. Mummy says it'll hurt her more than me.
Also, a man from the newspaper came to visit me and took my picture (so I had to choose this week's book early!) He said I'll be in the paper.
Anyway, Maisy's Snuggle Book is fab, because I can use my hands to put it in my mouth!  There's a great story inside about Maisy and her friends getting ready.  But mostly, it tastes great. And Mummy doesn't tell me off for eating it because she can put it in the machine.
Oh, and it comes in a box so the cats can't sniff it.


Aged 19.5 weeks (27th April 2012)

Waybuloo Yojojo's Happy Happy Song  Sound Book

I thought this book was great!
Some friends came round to the shop yesterday, and they loved pressing the button to hear Yojojo's happy sound. It's his pipe, you see.
In the story, Yojojo is looking for a present for a friend. That reminds me that Daddy and I have to find Mummy a present for her birthday next Tuesday. I might give her a big sloppy kiss, because she loves those the best.


Aged 18.5 weeks (20th April 2012)

Touch and Feel Little Red Riding Hood

This week I have chosen one of the Ladybird Touch-and-Feel fairy tales.
It's got a bit of a twist because Granny is hiding under the bed!

Mummy helped me to feel the touchy-feely bits, and I liked it so much that I wanted to eat it! (It was too big to fit in my mouth, though)

Ask Mummy about the others in the series!


Aged 17.5 Weeks (13th April 2012)

That's Not My Truck...

Helen, Gabby and Georgia came into the shop this week and read me loads of books!
I decided I liked this one best for my review.

I think Daddy likes this series, because the story starts on the front page.
I still haven't got the hang of touching the touchy-feely bits on the page, but I like the shiny truck. And I am trying to turn the pages. Mummy shuts the book and it makes a "bang!" noise, which is really exciting, so I made her do it several times.

Ask Mummy if you want any of the others in the series. (There are twenty-twelve of them)


Aged 16.5 Weeks (6th April 2012)

Aliens Love Underpants

I have had this since I was born, but I only played with the Alien toy before (I love to kiss him!)
Mummy read me the book this week, and I thought it was so funny, I laughed! The Aliens come down to Earth just to take our underpants!
Mine is a board book with a toy, but you can also buy it as a board book (without a toy) or a paperback.

Book & Toy £12.99
Board Book £5.99
Paperback £5.99

Aged 15.5 Weeks (30th March 2012)

Noisy Peekaboo! Baa-Baa!

I love this one because you have to find the missing animal. When you find it, it makes a noise! My favourite one is the cockerel on the last page, which Mummy says must be a male chicken less than a year old.
There are others in the series, but you'll have to ask Mummy about those.
Oh, yes, it's a lift-the-flap book. Mummy has to read it and lift the flaps for me at the moment, but I guess where to find the missing animal!


Aged 14.5 weeks (23rd March 2012)

Shiny Touch Animals

Mummy reads out the sounds the animals make and there's a lovely surprise on the last page!
(The pandas are fast asleep)
Now I'm getting a bit older, I'm starting to touch the textures of the animals, but it was still fun when I didn't know I had hands!


The first few entries....

When my daughter Eleanor was 14 weeks old, I started to use her as a marketing tool.
I decided I would take a photo of her every Friday with a book that she would "recommend".
I can't wait until she's older and is able to tell me her own reviews!

All of the original reviews are posted on
(just click the picture of Eleanor to find the page)
and are available to buy. (normally, if they've not gone out of print!)

I'm going to try to update this every week, with the current recommendation, and, once I've worked out this blogging malarkey works, I'll put the first lot up. :)

I might also add a couple of extra pictures than those that appeared on the website feature...