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Mossbelly MacFearsome and the Dwarves of Doom

A bullied child, a dwarf set on revenge, ogres and dragons…..what more could you want from a book?

When we meet Roger he is gearing up for a fight with the local bully….enter Mossbelly MacFearsome and you get a different outcome.
Suddenly Roger is to be feared.  Mossbelly is a dwarf sent to find the Doomstone Sword and when his path crosses with Roger’s there begins this fast paced, adventurous story of a dwarf and a boy.  They must find and destroy the Doomstone sword or the human race will be wiped out. It is a race against time and against Mossbelly’s arch enemy Leatherhead Barnstorm. Roger has been chosen to be the destroyer of the sword and must go where Mossbelly goes.
Mossbelly has a unique way of speaking and there are miscommunications to make you laugh out loud.  There are Uber polite villains made from grave wax.  There are witchwatchers and girls with great skills in karate. It is a hilarious story of the fight between humans, ogres and dwarves.
I am now passing this story to my 10yo son who I think will love Mossbelly, his thunderous voice and the adventure waiting within the pages!

A brilliant funny story for anyone looking for an adventure!

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The End of Advent

December 23 and 24..the end of a wonderful advent!

What an advent it has been! 75 books given in our house….not including those on Christmas Day or the book tokens to be spent in the new year.

We love books in our house and this has been so much fun.

The last 6 books in our advent were…

We have had some favourites return from previous years and the children love to see them back in the house.  The new books are already becoming firm favourites and I seem to be constantly adding to our collection…..my shelves are bursting at the seams…..

I am a planner by nature and am already thinking of ways to make next year’s advent slightly different.  It may be a scavenger hunt or a trivia quiz….it may be a shared advent with a few books wrapped together for us all to open.  I continue to search for and think of creative ways to keep advent fun and full of the Christmas spirit.

We did have some lovely book post this December and one of the best books I have ever seen arrived a few days before Christmas.  It is this beauty and I highly recommend everyone to have this on their shelves, whether at home or school. It is stunning.

When we first saw this larger than life book, we were just staring at the beauty of the art work on the front cover. When we opened it there were gasps of delight.  This goes above and beyond your simple lift the flap book.  It has flaps inside flaps, it has pull strings, moveable clothes, and items to pull out of the book.  I won’t give away too much more as it needs to be seen to be enjoyed.  My 7yo took to carrying it around with her for days, discovering new and hidden secrets in each character.
It is a wondrous book.  It would be brilliant for fairy tale topics in primary school, especially those looking at the “baddies”.

I am now planning blog posts for the new year and hope to increase my readership!
Happy New Year!

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December 19 Advent and Book Post

Last day of school for 2018…..and a reading break is needed!
I have been given so many wonderful books this month so far and I am so desperate to sit amongst them and truly enjoy them.

Today’s advents were…

I think most children will have a read a “Lulu” book at some time and she is a lovely little girl.  It is a simply written book about getting ready for Christmas and is perfect for those learning about some favourite family traditions.
The Great Pudding Race is an exciting adventure with the whole town coming together to rescue the Christmas pudding festival.  Animals and humans working together to create a wonderful heart warming celebration!
Agatha Oddly is new to me…I must admit I am unfamiliar with the author, Lena Jones.  This promises to be the first in a super-sleuth series so fingers crossed for more. The blurb on the back sounds quirky, funny and mysterious. I am really keen to dive into this book. A review will be posted once I finish it.

Today was also an exciting #bookpost day.  I love getting books in the mail….
I asked Nosy Crow for a proof copy of The Boy Who Flew by Fleur Hitchcock and it arrived today.  She is an amazing author and I have no doubt this book will live up to her high standards.

I also applied to review a book for Reading Zone.  They sent me The Great Race by Christopher Corr.  I am super excited about this one as it is stunningly illustrated.  Such bold, bright colours to tell one of the most famous tales from China.  My husband and I lived in Hong Kong for many years and this story is so important to the culture.  I feel very lucky that I was born in the Year of the Dragon.  
I already know how my review for this one will go and I haven’t even spent time on it yet.