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Kids' books: Dear Zoo June 05 2014, 0 Comments

Lift-the-flap books are a favourite in one of the feather the nest team's households, and Rod Campbell's book, 'Dear Zoo', is particularly well loved.  The simple drawings and easy to follow to story make 'Dear Zoo' a great gift.


Inspiration board: Book storage April 08 2014, 0 Comments

Here at feather the nest, we believe that learning to read and becoming lost in a good book are vital in helping to develop kids' imagination and that books should be available and accessible in every kid's bedroom. However as any parent or grandparent knows, a love of reading and books comes a whole new storage challenge.  If books aren't easy to grab and put back, then kids are less likely to choose to read.  When looking for "easy-to-access but also easy-on-the-eye" storage inspiration, Pinterest has plenty of ideas.  Here are a few of our favourites.  All links are in images x 

Kids' Books: The Man From the Land of Fandango April 03 2014, 0 Comments

We think that books should be a vital part of any kids' room and as they often on display as part of a room's decor, we thought that we'd start reviewing and featuring some of our feather the nest team's favourites.  We'd love to hear which titles are favourites in your house too - comment below or send us an email and we'll look to include them in this feature.

This week's pick is 'The Man From the Land of Fandango' written by Margaret Mahy.  It's circus like nature and hilarious rhymes make 'The Man From the Land of Fandango' a regular bedtime story in one of our team's households.  There are loads of onomatopoeic word and the beautifully colourful illustrations offer plenty to look at.  Highly recommended x