Anna and Otis the snake are great friends and they love having fun together. But Otis the snake knows people are scared of snakes, so he usually just plays at home or in the garden. He is nervous when Anna suggests a new adventure.
Life in lockdown has helped with more free time as my blog work has slowed. The children are at home and life itself has slowed down to a steady stroll rather than the hustle and bustle that it normally would have. Although the truth is, I’m quite simply loving opening up my Kindle and enjoy a chapter or two whenever I get the chance. Getting lost in the storylines and connecting with the different characters. Laughing and crying alongside them as they make their journey throughout the pages.
If all you had is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. Meet Mr Nogginbody. Armed with his new hammer he fixes his floor, then the wall and the picture on the wall and the shower and the stop sign at the end of the street…
Life continues in lockdown, adhering to social distancing measures and only heading out for essential journeys. As I worked from home before all of this kicked off, life, on one hand, hasn’t changed that much for me. On the other hand, we have less money coming in as my earning have all but stopped (thank goodness for the little bit of help from the SEISS grant). The children are home from school and we can’t head out on family adventures. But in the grand scheme of things we are very lucky to be surviving the current way of life.
Mr. Book With No Story wants no pictures, stories, happy endings, words, laughs, tears, or thrills between his covers. None. Zero. Zilch. He is a story-free zone, he declares, and will only tell us what he’s not going to tell us.
When it’s time for recess, Miss Mellon’s students pour through the school doors and swarm over the playground. They fly make-believe planes, tame dragons, and ride elephants. But wait – why are there a few kids standing alone and watching? Why aren’t they joining in? Why do they look so forlorn?
Two is not a lot of pennies, but it is a lot of smelly skunks. Ten is not a lot of popcorn pieces, but it is a lot of chomping dinosaurs. Joey’s questions and his mom’s artful answers transform an ordinary car ride into a magical odyssey through the land of numbers.
At the beginning of the year, I set myself a target of reading 20 books in 2020. Something I have managed to achieve before the end of April – I’m really quite proud of myself. I’m enjoying setting time aside to read a chapter or two, rather than scroll mindlessly through social media or passive TV viewing.
If you want to catch ’em all, you gotta have this essential guide to the world of Pokemon. Your favourite characters from every known region are all inside this book!
Enter a world of pattern, symmetry and shape and have a go at creating perfect circles and triangles, designing your own tessellations and making marvellous mandalas. Whether you’re a maths whizz or a dating doodler, this book is your graphic guide to smart art!
But remember – this is NOT a maths book!