Friday 19 July 2019

Monthly Book Roundup - What we have been reading in June

I read to Lily each night with out fail. Story time is so important for settling a child for bed, giving them that extra one on one time plus it will help them with learning to read in the future. 

Lily is a lot fussier with the stories I read her now, and she does go back to her old favourites a lot of the time and as she is at an age where she can start to remember stories, she asks for specific ones. But I do get chance to introduce a few new new books each month, usually around 2.

You can read all my other book reviews from the last few years Here

This month I bought Lily a new book from a shop that she fancied and we also read a new one from her collection of books at home. 

Here is what we read.

1. Molly Maybe's Monsters, The Dappity Doofer by Kristina Stephenson
The look of this book has always attracted me to want to read it to Lily because of its lovely shiny front cover, but I hadden't read it to her yet as it was quite a long story. The older Lily is getting the better she is at longer stories and so I decided to introduce it to her. The story is all about Molly and a Monster who is digging in the next door neighbours garden. Molly must investigate! So she gets in her special machine that takes her underground to the Monster land. There she finds that a special statue has been stolen and the monsters are having a meeting about it. Realising it must be that monster that is digging in the garden she heads to find him. Upon finding him she hears that the monster buried the statue and doesn't know where it is. So molly helps him find it. It ends up that her neighbour has turned it into a water fountain and so the next mission is to retrieve the statue which they do with success and the monster can return it to where it belongs.

I really like this story as its comical and full of imagination. Lily really enjoyed some of the funny parts in it too. When you begin reading it, it is very difficult to read as it has lots of random words such as the "Dappity Doofer" and until you get into the flow of reading these words its tricky to roll them off the tongue.
Over all its a great book and you can pick this up online. 

2. Oops-a-Daisy Here Comes Maisy by Elizabeth Dale

This is a new book that Lily and I picked up recently. It was a steal for £1 at Home Bargains and it looked like such a good read and one that Lily would enjoy.

The story is about some fairy's and it is one of their Birthdays. They are all having a Birthday tea party and one fairy called Maisy is invited. The only problem with Maisy is that she isn't very good with her magic and is also quite clumsy. Poor Maisy ends up making a mess of the tea party and flies off upset, but the Birthday fairy opens her present from her which is a lovely hand made dress and goes to find Maisy to bring her back to the party. It is a lovely story all about friendship and to still love people when they mean best but don't always succeed.
For the price of the story I would definitely recommend getting your hands on it. Lily loved it and wanted to read it over and over.

Which of the 2 books do you like the sound of? 


  1. Definately :- Oops a Daisy Here Comes Maisy. As seems great value by price, as well as the very sensible meaning within the story.

    We cannot control everything. We are NOT perfect. We do make mistakes. Intentions are important. They are the aim / goal / objective.

    Bad people may do bad things. Bad things may happen to good people. Good people may not intend / mean / plan to do something bad, but still bad things can happen. If person did not intend / plan bad thing / outcome. Could have been error, mistake, someone / something else which was cause of bad thing / outcome. We can learn from mistakes / errors. We should not punish ourself for a mistake, but aim to learn from it, thus attempting to avoid a similar mistake / outcome in future. Good Intentions Matter, they are important.They are GOOD.

    Rachel Craig

  2. Oops a Daisy Here coes Maisie looks great fun to share with my granddaughter!

  3. Ooops a daisy here comes Maisie ! They are both beauties

  4. Choosing and reading books together can be fun, educational and provide happy memories e.g.Some books are humorous, etc.

    Rachel Craig

  5. These sound like great books for reading to the little ones, especially the Ooops a Daisy