The Silly Goat Gruff is a new twist on the classic tale of The Billy Goat Gruff and is written by kiwi Scott Tulloch. As an adult I think this book is brilliant, funny and witty. I’m slightly hesitant to recommend it for all children, however those who enjoy it are sure to request it over and over.
The Cosmopolitan is a new style of buggy for Mountain Buggy. It’s got (gasp!) 4 wheels not the traditional 3 and a different profile from the Mountain Buggy buggies that we know and love. It’s a stylish model that has some fantastic features. The buggy has three positions – front facing, rear facing and reclined and is suitable from birth through to about 4 years (20kg).
Paddy and Flynn’s dog Coco is outside when she is suddenly swooped off by a dragon! The boys mount a rescue mission to the dragon’s lair, making sure they have the right supplies for the journey.
The book has rhyming text and full-page colour illustrations.
Things We Love to Do is the eighth album by Wellington music-man Kelvin Roy and aims to offer â€śenhanced educational experiences for Kids & Teachers”.
I took my three kids (3, 5 and 7) for some school holiday fun to see “Dr Brown and His Singing Tiger” at the Herald Theatre in Auckland’s CBD. The reviews were good and the show absolutely lived up to them! This riotous duo presented pure comedy and theatrical genius to the stage to give an entire theatre stuffed full of kids a rollicking good time!
“Love Your Hair” promises 24 easy-to-follow “recipes” for effortlessly sexy hair.
I put my name down to review this book in November and when it arrived in March, I had just taken part in Shave for a Cure! Oops. As a result, I don’t have a lot of hair to experiment with and I will review the book based on reading the instructions and imagining myself trying to follow them. I hope that’s still helpful!
The book starts with an introduction to the power of a good haircut/style, a guide to hair and hair products, a list of â€śhardwareâ€ť, thirteen basic â€śrecipesâ€ť and some more complicated styles. It has some general advice that could be useful for men, but it is aimed at women.
I took my 7yo daughter and 5yo son (plus my son’s best mate) for a school holiday trip to the movies – the choice was “Escape From Planet Earth” in 3D at St. Luke’s. Overall the movie kept their attention for around 85% of the time (some lapses in concentration from the 5yo’s) and they generally had a great time.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Capital E is a national treasure. Every school holidays and plenty of time in-between, Capital E serves up awesome theatre for kids. Seasons is the latest offering – a show that transports children through song, dance and puppetry into the heart of our ever-changing seasonal calendar.
Poor old Capital E has recently moved out of their building due to earthquake risk and this show was performed at their new temporary home, Downstage.