Chico Chugg

There really is more to books than reading with this next blog. While speaking at the Childcare Expo in Coventry last month, I met so many wonderful people. Chico is a cheeky dog who goes on adventures on a narrow boat and his owner, Janet Roberts has shared them all in her books.

I “interviewed” the author all about how her books came about and why she thinks children love Chico so much!

A brief background
I started my teaching career as a qualified NNEB and went on, years later, to become Deputy of a primary school.

I retired early to embark on a new career of writing. It was something I’d always wanted to do but teaching full time had never allowed me the headspace, or time to try.

Using all my experiences of over 25 years reading stories to children and helping them learn how to write, I wrote my first book about a little dog who went to live with his family on a narrow boat.

Which is exactly what my husband and I did. They always say write about what you know! 

8 years later I now have 4 books in print and two live action TV series, based on the books.

I met a producer from the BBC who wanted to start her own TV production company, so now I’m constantly writing and pitching ideas for new TV series as well as writing new books.

I’ve always toured the country delivering workshops and assemblies to schools, putting my teacher hat back on, inspiring children with story telling and reading.

Recently I joined a company called Authors Abroad, who now book and organise all my school visits.

CHICO CHUGG

I think children love Chico Chugg’s character because they can relate to him. Not only can they see their own pet dogs in his personality and antics but also recognise themselves. Chico has a very childlike way, often getting into trouble without realising quite how it happens.

There’s a moral in every chapter and lots about friendships, canine and human, family situations, getting on with siblings and relatives, as well as learning how working together is fun.

The songs in the TV series reflect the story lines and children love learning the tunes and words so they can singalong.

Back to me:

Catch up on all Chico is doing here www.chicochugg.com

Bookings

In my own book “There’s more to books than reading- how to help your child bring stories to life” I talk about the ‘hook’ being really important to getting children excited or motivated about any topic through books. The most memorable things for children are trips or visits as it’s out of the ordinary. I really recommend children meeting authors to be inspired. I look out for author book signings in local book shops to take my children to.

But if you are a school, nursery or club and you’d like to book Janet Roberts for school assemblies or workshops follow the link here:

https://www.authorsabroad.com/search-authors/janet-roberts

Twinkl

How many times have I recommended Twinkl? Too many times to count probably.

And now there’s another reason to love it. Jan and Twinkl teamed up to make a video on well being for your children.

https://www.instagram.com/twinklwellbeinghub/

More to books…

Photo credit- eBay.co.uk

Chico Chugg books are available on EBay.

And you can even enjoy them on YouTube, for when you need a little time to do some house work as a Nanny or a Parent, sometimes a little purposeful screen time goes a long way! All the programmes are from the perspective of Chico, which gives a brilliant opportunity to discuss.

https://www.youtube.com/user/FoothillEnt

Show me a picture of your animal child aka fur babies (with your real child if you like!)

Eliana (5) with her dog, Manchester

Poppy’s Fur babies (Paris) who help with furry therapy after school for her nanny children. Cacahuète and Noisette , they’re 1 year old dwarf rabbits.

Geo (4, Loughborough) with her teddy
Guillermo Boris Johnson (about 6years old, Wimbledon)

Olive (aged 14, London)

Arya (aged 8, London)

Pedro (aged 2, Rochdale)

Georgie and Betty the Basset. Both 2 (Glossop)

Charlotte (9 weeks, North West England)

Bryony and Pip (Rossendale)

The National Gallery

This weekend, I went to the National Gallery.

I’d really encourage you to take your children to an art gallery and let them lead the way. Let them be curious and find the paintings that they are most interested in.

The most wonderful thing is the the stories they can make up from looking at a painting, and that they can let their imagination run wild.

Counting/tally charts

To make it a really personal experience but also a great learning experience, choose something they are interested in such as their favourite animals. With a hardback note book and pencil (you could even buy it from the shop as a souvenir) model how to make a tally chart, with the names of the animals and the lines to make the gate. This gives a purpose to art gallery visit, but also, a purpose to the maths. Young children need encouragement to get in to the habit of making the tally into a gate after the four lines. And you practice your five times tables too!

For younger learners, you could make a pictogram where they draw that animal every time they see it and then support them to count with one-to-one correspondence and model the formation of the number for them to try and copy.

Technology

I would let the children take photographs of their favourite paintings. We can’t get away from technology being a massive part of our lives, and they need to know how to use things. Obviously, lots of things can be done on the smart phone these days, but if you can, get a Polaroid camera or Instax camera so the pictures can be printed straight away. Put them in that notebook you’ve just bought and ask them to make notes about the painting. I think what’s brilliant about looking at art is using how the child ‘feels’ about the painting. Using what they think. But also, helps generate description. Encourage them to use their senses as if they were in the painting, just like in Mary Poppins, when they jump inside the painting.

Art

Well, obviously, an art gallery has the potential to inspire some amazing artwork. They can copy their favourite artist/painting when they get home.

Alternatively, get an expert in to support you. Artnight is a company that has venues across England but you can host parties where you choose the venue yourself. They bring the paints and materials. Could be a great birthday party opportunity.

https://www.artnight.co.uk/artnight-for-kids/

They have a range of pictures that can be ‘taught’

I am dying to do the London Skyline Artnight for adults.

I absolutely love watercolour painting as it’s easy to set up and easy to clean up after. Don’t worry if they mix the colours together. I just grab a wet wipe and clean each colour in a circular motion.

I also like the paint pens that the toddlers can squeeze and brush if I’m tight on time to clear up.

If you have more time, let them make a mess, but encourage them to help you clean up after. I looked after one toddler who LOVED washing up. So that helped.

Check out the National Gallery website for more information:

https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/about-us/contact-us

More to books…

I have shared James Mayhew’s books in my book and blog before. Katie visits art galleries around the world and books focus on different artists or styles. There really is more to books than reading with his wonderful adventures I. Art!

Bonfire Night

Guy Fawkes

You wouldn’t want to be Guy Fawkes by Fiona MacDonald and David Amtram (photo credit: Amazon.co.uk)

For our older learners, I love these sets of books, it’s like a colourful version of Horrible Histories. And that says singed as in burnt by fire, instead of singed, la la la (as it’s not a word) and a play on signed, very funny! I am easily amused. Maybe that’s why I like children’s books so much.

Fire safety

For our younger learners, although it will help to remind everyone, head to the Cheshire Fire website, who teamed up with Fireman Sam to give tips on staying safe this November.

https://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/young-people/fireman-sam

Also, use this opportunity to pick up some other Fireman Sam books to read, and this lends itself nicely to talking about People Who Help Us which is a topic in EYFS. Get some role play going to embed fire safety.

Fireman Sam and the Bonfire by Diane Wilmer (photo credit: eBay.co.uk)

You can only buy this book second hand, as it’s from 1988! Head to eBay or WorldofBooks.com for a pre-loved copy at £1.99.

Fireworks

Fire works is a wonderful way into honing those fine motor skills and talking about shapes and colours with your toddlers and pre- school aged children.

For older learners, I love the Owl that was Afraid of the Dark, where animals tell them what they love about the night, Bonfire Night and Fireworks being something that they love.

The Owl who was afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson and Paul Howard (photo credit by books.google.co.uk)

Send me pictures of your little ones enjoying bonfire night!

Love Kat x

Halloween

Witches

Pongwiffy books by Kaye Umansky (photo credit: amazon.co.uk)

Pongwiffy was one of my favourite book series when I was in lower key stage two. I even made a fancy dress outfit, entirely by myself for a dress up day. I won an award for it. It was probably the only non-bought outfit. I probably looked a mess, but hey! That was the point.

On researching this book for you, I found out that they made a cartoon of it! With French and Saunders. Honestly, I’m thinking of checking that out as an adult!

For younger learners, there is the wonderful Meg and Mog.

Meg and Mog by Helen Nicoll and Jan Pienkowski (photo credit by Amazon.co.uk)

There’s so many wonderful maths activities you can do which can suit young and older learners with a few little tweaks.

One of my favourite is Cauldron Maths.

Make a spell and ADD in literally whatever they want! It makes it better if you can do it physically, so draw the pictures or use soft toys.

One to one correspondence

Just choose one animal, such as 5 frogs!

Then help the child put the frogs in one by one and support them to count!

Simple addition

One frog, three cats! That’s a simple maths sum. 1+3=

Make it more difficult by adding three animals.

One frog, three cats and 6 mice!

1+3+6=

Multiplication and two (or more step) problem

If you have older siblings. Keep the same animals but they have to put the eyes in!

You’ve transformed a simple addition sum. Every animal has to be doubled.

1×2=

3×2=

6×2=

And then add them altogether.

To make it harder, do legs! So it’s times by four. (Unless you do owls and then they have to two times table and times table in the same sum!)

Or even say eyes and legs! Multiplying by 6 if it’s a mammal and 4 if it’s a bird.

You could even use made up monsters, so they can make their own monsters with as many eyes or legs or wings as they wish…and that generates the sums.

Spiders

Immediately, if you put those in the cauldron, you could practise your 8 times table.

But I’m more excited by the spiders web!

This can be used for younger learners as well as old. I actually was inspired by Twinkl which is a great resource printing membership, they had targets, like a dart board. But I wanted something more halloween-y!

You can use it as an activity for number formation.

You can do one more, one less!

Add 10 (add any number in fact)

For older learners, you can put the number of the times table in the middle, and then fill out the answers.

I put 0 on because when you times by zero, the answer is always zero. It’s a good one to reiterate as some adults don’t even know that!

More to books…

Spinderella by Julia Donaldson and Sebastian Braun (photo credit by amazon.co.uk)

You can’t go wrong with a Julia Donaldson book. She is amazing. And this book is literally helping your little ones how to learn to count, and if boys aren’t excited by the spiders, they will be about the football.

(Nb girls generally take to most content and I’m all for books that get boys motivated to read or indeed count. I’m fully aware that girls can like football and spiders as well, and boys can have other interests. From a child centred approach, I’d say, find something your child is interested in and run with it- regardless of sex or gender)

Also, have a look at non-fiction books with spiders in them.

Pumpkins

Aside from the carving, putting faces on a paper pumpkin can help your young child with shapes. Provide a pumpkin template with small triangles, circles, semi- circles, squares and rectangles to create their face while talking about how many sides and corners/edges they have. Repetition is key, the more you look at them, talk about them, count sides and corners, the easier it will be for them. I like to sing songs at the same time.

Singing shapes

A square is like a box, a square is like a box, it has for sides, they are the same, a square is like a box!

A circle is like a ball, a circle is like a ball, round and round it never stops, a circle is like a ball!

A rectangle has four sides, a rectangle has four sides, two are long and two are short, a rectangle has four sides!

Cooking

I love to do baking Thursdays, but with my new nanny family we have changed it to cooking Thursdays so they can make their own main meals. (It’s a day with no clubs and less home work)

So next week, we will be using the pumpkin after we’ve carved it.

Recipe books are a brilliant way to help children with instructions, lists and bossy verbs. (Non-fiction texts)

As well as all the maths and science and art that goes along with it!

Enjoy Halloween and send me pics of your little ones all dressed up!

Love Kat x

Me as a skeleton for Halloween

Funnybones by Janet and Alan Ahlberg (photo credit: amazon.co.uk). For some reason, my last nanny children thought this was hilarious and would request it a lot! It was wonderful to hear their giggles!
I let (then) g4 do my face paint! Can you guess what I am?

Personalised Books

I love books. You know that already about me!

And some children need a little encouragement to love books. One thing I know for sure; is if they are in the book, they love it more.

So today I will take you on a little tour of books that I have actually bought and personalised.

Get your pet involved

When I was a little girl, I had a white Westie called William.

Photo credit:Petlandia.com

This first book is about a pet. You can choose dog, cat or rabbit, choosing different types and colours. You can not only name the pet, but you can also name the children. I bought this book for my Nanny Dog, but also put my Nanny Children’s names in it. G6 even read it to her dog!

Photo credit:Petlandia.com

You can even add a location!

Photo credit:petlandia.com

And your child’s name! Or you’re own name!

Makes it super special. It does cost £19.99, there are discounts if you buy more than one book. Also, there are two to choose from “Adventures in Petlandia” where you can add up to two children or “Roadtrip to Petlandia” where you can add multiple people’s names to make it even more personalised and unique to your family (or nanny family)

Head to https://www.petlandia.com to make your own preview.

Personalised and learning

Here’s hoping my brother doesn’t read my blog, as the next one book is what I have got him for Christmas! We used to love Where’s Wally? And our hairdressers would always have a selection for us every time we had our hair cut! Well now, he can find himself! (He’s 35!)

It’s a book for learning too as it goes all around the world but also different time periods! And he can keep it for when he pops out some little sprogs.

Photo credit: wonderbly.com

Also £19.99, some people might think it’s a bit steep, but gives a personalised gift of reading, and I think the gift of reading is priceless. It’s far better than some plastic rubbish or clothes where the price is high because of some designers name! But that is just my opinion!

I also got a code to get a workbook for free.

Also, an amazing website of gifts that encourages the love of reading (not just for kids) is Litographs.

Gifts with reading on them

I bought my mum a tote bag with her favourite book on by Diana Gabaldon (who gabbles on and on and on)

They sell T-Shirts, scarves, Totes, blankets, pillows and posters!

And there’s Alice in Wonderland, The Little Prince, Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, books by Roald Dahl, Wonder, Nancy Drew, The secret Garden…the list is endless.

Photo credit- litographs.com

I really want the illustration v neck Great Gatsby t- shirt in blue. I’ve mentioned it to my Mum before so here’s hoping she’s reading this and gets it me for Christmas (I think in Large, please and dont tell my brother what he’s getting)

There’s not just children’s literature!

Go here to see if your favourite book is on: https://www.litographs.com

Show me your personalised gifts for your children

Love Kat x

NB I have bought and loved products from these three sites and I am not being endorsed to share them. I genuinely love the products and how it instils a love of reading.

African Animals

I finally went to see the new Lion King. At first, it was slow and felt more like a wildlife documentary (which I do love, but there’s a time and a place)

What I loved about the movie was the introduction of so many more African Animals, and how it showed children how they move, what their patterns are really like, in some cases of the lion and warthog as well as the rhino, especially, it showed the baby and the adult.

Also, for any adults who watch The Apprentice, that was in Cape Town, South Africa last week.

There are some amazing African Folklore books that tell you how animals became the way they are today. All written by Andrea Florens and illustrated by Claire Norden.

Elephants

for activities about elephants, please follow the link to my previous blog- https://moretobooks.blog/2019/05/01/elephants/

Penguins

There are penguins in Boulders Beach in South Africa. I spoke to my new child I look after and she didn’t realise that some penguins live in hot climates. This is a lovely book about an egg on top of Table Mountain, and when it hatches, the penguin goes in search of other penguins and meets African animals on the way down the mountain.

I climbed Table Mountain on Easter Sunday in 2018!

In this book, the Rhino is not very nice to the other animals so in the watering hole, the other animals get their own back. While I think the premise is good for talking about verbal bullying, I think the other animals go about it in the wrong way…I like this book because of the medicine man in the village that helps the animals. It could help to introduce looking at other cultures and comparing and contrasting like in Understanding the World, the world aka Geography higher up the school. This book can help with animal rights! The chief wants a beautiful leopard coat, like Cruella wanting a Dalmatian. It could introduce how fur was once widely used and debate other issues about animal welfare, take a look at my blog on Veganism for more books to help you with that.

https://moretobooks.blog/2019/09/10/vegan/

I went on a safari on Easter 2018 and I am so grateful that I got to see animals in their natural habitat. I am feeling sad about animals when they are not in their natural habitat but at the same time, I also know of zoo keepers love the animals they care for and zoos that research and support animals to not go extinct, so I guess that’s a debate you may start with your children.

I do believe children learn more through experience, so reading, watching and visiting animals will help them learn more, be more curious and ask more questions.

Send some pictures of activities you’ve done on African Animals with your children

Laiq, aged 3 (Rochdale) seeing elephants at the zoo!

Laiq as a baby (Rochdale) dressing up as an elephant!

Thank you to Hellen Prideaux (an awesome nanny) for the following ideas and photos:

Preparing a Giraffe Jacuzzi

Looking at lions on safari
With the zoo keeper, searching for animal poo

Watching a lion king show!

Also, go to see the West end Lion king if possible, the way they dance to move like the animals is incredible!

Love Kat xx

www.moretobooks.com if you’d like more content, follow the link to my website and click on the amazon link for my book or buy the e book on kindle for just £1.99

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07Y8NLQVQ/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?keywords=theres+more+to+books+than+reading&qid=1569327451&sr=8-2

More to Books

Welcome to my regular readers and to anyone who has come here because of the workshop at the Childcare Expo!

This blog will take you in a tour of the content from the workshop!

Drama

The kiss that missed by David Melling

The amazing volunteer of the noble knight, who won the prize of a signed copy of my book!

Using puppets or little soft toy animals or even just props really brings stories to life. During my speeches, I retell The Kiss that Missed by David Melling by inviting some of the audience to “act” it out, while there are also actions and noises that can involve everyone. I would really encourage everyone to learn a story off by heart. Children hang on your every word.

Another wonderful volunteer, Princess Abby in her Burger King Crown

I totally went to Burger King for the crowns!

Practice different voices. Practice pausing. Practice getting your child involved.

Screen time

Speaking of screen time, check out CBeebies with Sid Sloane!

For a full guest blog on screen time that I was invited to write head to https://itworksfine.co.uk/how-to-bring-learning-to-life-with-screen-time/

And to add to that, using screen time in a positive and purposeful way such as the amazing Cosmic Kids Yoga where they retell stories and help children to learn new yoga poses.

Yoga for Kids by Susannah Hoffman

I also attended Yoga Bugs workshop where she did an amazing story about packing to go to the jungle and all the animals they good see with brilliant ideas that you can use with your nanny kids for warming up, breathing and mindfulness as well as yoga poses.

I also love a YouTube of Just Dance Kids to get them really active on a rainy day. My last Nanny Child thought she was earning the points! If you have a console, obviously you could actually play the game and really earn the points! (I never let children use YouTube alone. It is very important in this day and age to preview content and be present to make sure it’s child friendly. With just dance, you can select from a range of song titles)

Giraffes can’t dance by Giles Andreae, illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees

Not actual watching the screen, but using a phone or tablet, again with YouTube, I love story meditations with the children. There’s one where you go to the land of the unicorns and I’m always asleep before they go over the rainbow! The ones I use are by New Horizon. You can go to space, on a hot air balloon ride, or to a secret treehouse and many more. (Again, I advise you to listen with your child or least preview them if it’s something new)

Television

In this blog are some programmes I recommend for those moments when you do need to sit them in front of the TV!

https://moretobooks.blog/2019/07/09/television/

Added to that for new vocabulary and French, I’ve started to love Fancy Nancy Clancy.

Nancy Clancy by Jane O’Connor, illustrated by Robin Preise Glasser

Maths

My favourite puzzle to do with older children is to find the next part of a pattern.

So here’s one for you!

F, T, F, T, T, T, T, F, F, F, F, _____

Message below or contact me for the answer!

https://moretobooks.blog/2019/06/25/fruit-pastille-maths/

My blog on Fruit Pastille maths is completely transferable to anything with lots of colours. So I love to use things we just have around the house too, like crayons!

The day the crayons quit by Drew Daywelt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

This can also help to generate information for Bar charts or pictograms.

Music

Head to my blog on Musical Punctuation!

https://moretobooks.blog/2019/06/04/musical-punctuation/

Art

I like to tell a story of a man with no arms who walks around a pond, then lots of flies swarm him, so he walks over the hill, to go home for breakfast. He has two eggs and two sausages.

The picture ends up as a dogs face and children love it!

Katie and the British Artists by James Mayhew

James Mayhew has written a series of books based on Artists. Why not take your little one to an art gallery and generate stories from what you see?

EYFS

There’s More to Books than Reading by Kathryn Lord

If you’d like to buy a copy of my book, which has ideas for all areas of the EYFS, head to www.moretobooks.com and click on the amazon link.

Also, very excited to launch the e-book today!

Just £1.99

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07Y8NLQVQ/ref=mp_s_a_1_2keywords=theres+more+to+books+than+reading&qid=1569327451&sr=8-2

Or if you’re in America:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Y8NLQVQ/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?keywords=theres+more+to+books+than+reading&qid=1569258469&sr=8-2

Thank you to everyone who reads my blog and/or has got my book.

I’d love to read your messages: comment below what your favourite part of this blog or the workshop was!

Love Kat x

Roald Dahl

As it was Roald Dahl day last Friday, I thought it was only fitting to share my favourite Roald Dahl books and share activities that I’ve done with children over time.

Matilda

This is my favourite book and film of all time. And the musical is also awesome. (The songs so resonate with me)

Obviously being someone who loves reading and books, I identified with Matilda, you don’t know how many times I tried to move my spoon or shut the curtains with my eyes.

One of the main things I love about her is the fact that she goes to the library and devours the books.

I love to take all my Nanny kids to the library, I also think it’s important to check them out and take good care of the books and return them. I believe it teaches children respect for the books and it’s exciting to choose new books every week.

George’s Marvellous Medicine

I love to make the medicine with Nanny children, we usually concoct our own disgusting medicine with anything we can find in the house.

Nanny quarter

I am so grateful to two Nannies who have helped me with this blog this week:

From the amazing Hellen Prideaux, who is the most wonderful creative Nanny.

Charlie and the Glass Elevator activities

  • Willy Wonka chocolate shop
  • Chocolate Cake for Bruce Bogtrotter In Matilda.
  • Fantastic Mr Fox foxes.
  • Dream jars from The BFG.

Another amazing Nanny is Nanny Kimbo who made Crocodile bookmarks from the Enormous Crocodile, on an Enid Blyton book.

Egg box crocodiles. Follow NannyKimbo on Instagram for more ideas!

Nanny Kimbo read Roald Dahls’ Fantastic Mr Fox.

Love Kat x

Send pictures of your little ones enjoying their favourite Roald Dahl book!

Grace (aged 4, Newcastle) dressed as Matilda!

Vegan

I’m not actually vegan, but with more and more of my beautiful friends turning vegan, I do support them when we are together by eating vegan or even cooking vegan when they come to visit.

In my personal life, I do eat meat at work or out at restaurants but when cooking for myself, I would describe myself, if I have to be pigeon holed, as pescatarian.

Time and time again, it has been proven that a plant based diet is the healthier option.

I do try to eat less meat and even fish, and I believe in food that’s as unprocessed as possible and I love fresh fruit and veg.

While in Portland, my friend Aly, took me to the first ever vegan mini mall. We ate some delicious food and shopped in a gorgeous little shop where she bought vegan shoes and I bought what I love the most, BOOKS!

(We didn’t eat either of them)

Whether you are vegan or not, I think opening the conversation with our little ones is what is important. After all, they are the future, and if there is anything we can do to support sustainability of our amazing planet and all be a little healthier, I’m in!

More to books…

Ruby Roth is the leading author and illustrator on all things vegan.

V is For Vegan by Ruby Roth

This book is for our younger learners and uses the alphabet to tell you more about veganism.

That’s why we don’t eat animals by Ruby Roth

There is some hard hitting information in this book and the one below. Definitely read through and decide whether your children are ready to hear it. But essentially, I think using books to open conversations giving our children the choice to decide for themselves is important.

Vegan is love by Ruby Roth
The help yourself cookbook for kids by Ruby Roth

Absolutely loved this book and gifted it to my Nanny Children. My souvenirs to my girls are always books, or some kind of activity that we can learn from! We have used this several times. They love pink cous cous and the banana and peanut butter . It’s so bright and set out in an original way that my G6 would look at it daily.

They also enjoyed cucumber sandwiches, avo toast and pizzas from the book. They were very intrigued by the colourful drinks.

Show me pictures of your little ones enjoying a meat free meal!

Love Kat x

I connected with Lorena Jane Docker on Nanny Chat who is a Nanny in London, she is planning to do Meat- free Mondays and Try it Tuesdays to support her Nanny children to eat less meat and try new things.

Childcare Expo, Coventry

With only three weeks to go until I give my workshop on More to Books, this weeks blog will share a book that will help bring stories to life in all areas of the EYFS.

It would be so wonderful to see you there!

Let me know if you are coming!

Follow this link to get your free ticket:

https://www.childcareexpo.co.uk/midlands/

More to books…

If you want to know more about me and what I’ve done so far check out my website.

www.moretobooks.com

Today, I’m recommending my Baby, as this is what the workshop is based on, and also what this blog is based on.

There’s More to Books than Reading- how to help your child bring stories to life By Kathryn Lord

And if you’d like to get hold of a copy yourself, head to https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1540325369/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=6738&creativeASIN=1540325369&linkCode=as2&tag=cnorthwood0a-21&linkId=4c2f54b407cd22d5ba00bfa8b4e6b549

Or follow the Amazon Link on my website.

Show me pics of you or your children with my book!

Love Kat x

Amelia (aged 3) London
Riley (aged 4) Rossendale
Keaton (aged 4) Durham

Eliana (aged 3) Manchester

Jack (aged 4) Lancashire