Have a very Alice New Year

If you'd like to buy yourself a present to celebrate the new year
may I suggest Simply Read's astonishingly beautiful  Alice 2011 calendar.

Also, watch for Alice Through the Looking Glass, which is being published by Simply Read Books as a follow-up to their Alice in Wonderland, both illustrated by the simply amazing  Iassen Ghiuselev.

Go here to see more of his work.


What is Real and What is Not

"Werner Herzog" reads The Night Before Christmas.  With thanks to the lovely Esta.

Dream Christmas

The Christmas book that I meant to talk about here was Eric Carle's Dream Snow.  Only I never got around to it and here it is Christmas, already.

In other news, there's a new Doctor Who story online that you can read here.


Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown

Okay, so I never expected to be excited by a book published by Hallmark, but this one pushes all the right buttons, so to speak.

How lovely is it to be able to push the little Linus-face button and hear his "that's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown" speech? *

This book was a gift to my little guy from his grandmother.  She scored big points with that one, but then hit it out of the park with her next gift:

Really, have you ever seen such a dear little tree?

* As a general rule I loathe books with sound chips, but this is an exception.  Will blog my all time favourite example later on ... and it's another Christmas book too!