Friday, 3 March 2017

Friday Frivolity: Kids' Books

Friday Frivolity

Our house is overrun with kids' books these days - some brilliant, some not so brilliant, and some that have to be read over and over and over for no discernable reason... Still, they're probably better than the ones I was obsessed with as a kid.

I was absolutely terrified of this book, for example, and spent years trying to remember what it was called to see if it was really that scary. Hmmm, not so much! Especially when you consider that I used to put it backwards on the bookshelf so I wouldn't accidentally look at the front cover.

The Dirty Old Teddy by Enid Blyton

This pic is of the latest edition, but mine didn't bear much resemblance. It was bound with sellotape and was generally falling apart. I loved it though and, to be honest, I still have a soft spot for it. It's about three brothers who run away from home to find an uninhabited island - only to discover that they're not quite so alone after all.

Grasshopper Island by Joy Whitby

Matilda Mouse lived in a shell house. That's pretty much the story right there, but I loved the illustrations, and it probably helped inspire my love of miniatures and doll houses too. Just look how cute the cover is:

Matilda Mouse's Shell House by Heather Buchanan








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Host: Jess from Babi a Fi
Jessica is an amazingly funny and smart blogger from Wales who writes on a whole range of topics -- from entertaining vintage nostalgia, to technology tutorials, to book reviews, to raising her adorable munchkin, and so much more! This week she's reviewing One Third Stories.

You can also find her on Bloglovin'Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.

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Sarah Eliza of Devastate Bordeom
Sarah Eliza is on a mission to Devastate Boredom by living life with laughter and intention! Her blog is your spot for Capsule Wardrobe how-to's and inspiration, humor, encouragement, life-hacks, Read / DON'T Read book reviews, and more! Check out her Winter Plus Sized Capsule Wardrobe.

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Audrey from Munofore
Audrey is an awesome, eclectic blogger, who not only can cook up a storm over on That Recipe, but also writes at Munofore - "MUsings NOt FOod RElated." Munofore touches on humor, parenting, crafting, holiday ideas, tutorials, and more! Check out her post on why fonts matter!

You can also find Audrey at Facebook, Google +, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.
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Lisa at Syncopated Mama
Lisa is an awesomely hilarious and wonderfully authentic writer who marches to her own drum on her blog Syncopated Mama, providing an "un-labelly spot" for all the happily off-beat folks out there who have been wishing to find kindred spirits. She shares her adventures building a natural home, teaching her adorbs daughter, establishing and refining positive communication skills, camping, creating, cooking, and so much more! Lisa's latest post is about Your Magnificent Chooser.

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Amethyst from One Sage Mama
Amethyst is a fantastically encouraging and thoughtful blogger, who shares new-mama adventures, self-care advice, book and product reviews and so much more over at One Sage Mama. Check out her awesome Madi Gras crafts for kids!

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Calling all bloggers looking for an upbeat and supportive group of pals to join in hosting the weekly #FridayFrivolity par-tay! We are hoping to add to our ranks of dedicated hosts and co-hosts, and would love for you to consider joining the fun! Co-Hosts are welcome on a temporary basis (usually a month), while Hosts make a more ongoing commitment. :) Swing by HERE to express interest and ask any questions!
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Featured Post from Last Week: In a fun twist, since we now have four hosts we will also have FOUR FEATURES.... but you will have to go check out the other three blogs to see if you were featured there! ;)

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Now time for the new stuff! 

This a link-up for all things funny, fun, encouraging, hopeful, and happy. That includes free printables, giveaways, and other fun stuff to make us SMILE and start the weekend off on the right foot.

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