Recommended Reading: Grandpa Wollemi’s Birthday

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Here’s another big colourful story book from Edward Benn (of Wibbolywub fame), this time beautifully illustrated by Cynthia Barnett:  Grandpa Wollemi’s Birthday.

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It’s a happy, friendly story about children getting ready for their Grandpa’s birthday.

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Kauri and Myrtle have made presents for Grandpa but Cedro, who can’t get the hang of sewing or making things with paper, doesn’t know what to give him.

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That is, until he remembers that Grandpa is no stranger to the cookie jar and would probably really like a birthday cake.

vegan story book for children

So he makes him one.

vegan story book for children

And the story explains how he does it, incorporating the simple, egg-free vegan recipe naturally.  The colourful, naïve illustrations make this book charming.

vegan story book for children

It is clearly designed to be read to young children, a lovely bedtime (or daytime) story but is, in addition, a vegan birthday cake recipe book which will enable little ones (with adult supervision of course) to make a delicious cake of their own with ordinary ingredients likely to be found in everyone’s kitchens.

Another lovely idea from Honestly Books.

Get your copy here 😀

Giveaway Number 4 Winner!

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The fourth and final Honestly Books giveaway draw has taken place and the winner is B Mackela!  Congratulations Bill – you have been twice lucky 😀 and How many friends could a Bibbolybob make if a Bibbolybob came to Earth? [The Little Edition] by Edward Benn and Juliet Mahoney will be on its way to you very soon.

We hope you enjoy it 😀

So that’s it for the Honestly Books giveaways.  Thank you to everyone at Honestly Books for donating those to us, and to everyone who entered the draws.

We highly recommend Honestly Books to anyone looking for lovely books for children for Christmas and we hope our winners will thoroughly enjoy their prize[s] 😀

The Final Giveaway: How Many Friends Could A Bibbolybob Make If A Bibbolybob Came To Earth? THE LITTLE EDITION

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The fourth and final of our Honestly Books giveaways is very similar to the first – How Many Friends Could A Bibbolybob Make If A Bibbolybob Came To Earth? – but it’s a little one!  It turns out that this early learning title, by Edward Benn and Juliet Mahoney, has been so popular that Honestly Books decided to release a miniature second edition.  Well it’s not that tiny – just about the size of a standard paperback – but it’s not as big as the great big first edition 😀

Anyway, let’s get to the point.  Apart from it’s size, this has everything the first one had: a cute story with cute animal characters, a cute alien visitor and an introduction to numbers for little children.  Look here for our review 🙂

If you would like to win a copy of this dainty little picture book, just comment on this post and you will be entered into Friday’s draw 🙂 It’s your last chance to win so good luck!

For those not lucky enough to win one of these lovely books, of course you can find them all on Amazon 🙂

Giveaway Number 1: Wibbolywub and the Earthlings

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How many friends could a Bibbolybob make if a Bibbolybob came to Earth? (aka Wibbolywub and the Earthlings) by Edward Benn and Juliet Mahoney, will be our first giveaway of the Honestly Books stash.

You can read our review of this lovely book here, but basically it is just a fun story, with happy, colourful illustrations, about an alien visitor to Earth – Wibbolywub the Bibbolybob – who makes ten different Earthling friends and plays some fun counting games with them.  A great introduction to numbers 1 to 10 for early learners and a little insight into the differences between the Earthlings and their eating habits.

If you would like to win this beautiful book, comment on this post and tell me so 😀

We will put the names of all the entrants in a box and pull out the winner on Friday.

Good Luck 😉

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ps this prize draw is open to everyone, anywhere in the world 🙂

Recommended Reading: Wibbolywub and the Earthlings

How many friends could a Bibbolybob make if a Bibbolybob came to Earth?

Most enlightened people have become that way only after working hard to un-learn “facts” that they were taught as children, such as ‘humans are omnivores’.  That’s why it is so wonderful to find an early learning book which tells the truth.

How many friends could a Bibbolybob make if a Bibbolybob came to Earth?

How many friends could a Bibbolybob make if a Bibbolybob came to Earth? (aka Wibbolywub and the Earthlings ) is one such book by Edward Benn, illustrated by Juliet Mahoney.

How many friends could a Bibbolybob make if a Bibbolybob came to Earth?

This book is first and foremost an engaging story, full of bright, colourful illustrations, about an alien visitor to Earth who is eager to make friends.  It is secondly a lovely, friendly way to introduce the numbers 1 to 10 to young children.  Numbers (digits) appear throughout the illustrations as Wibbolywub counts his friends and the readers can count with him.  Once he has made ten friends, they play a few counting and measuring games which show how much fun numbers can be.

How many friends could a Bibbolybob make if a Bibbolybob came to Earth?

How many friends could a Bibbolybob make if a Bibbolybob came to Earth?

How many friends could a Bibbolybob make if a Bibbolybob came to Earth?

And thirdly it is an honest and straight-forward illustration of the simple truth that omnivores, carnivores and herbivores have recognisable anatomical attributes appropriate for their particular diet and, as an alien with no previous knowledge of Earthlings would clearly deduce, humans are herbivores.

How many friends could a Bibbolybob make if a Bibbolybob came to Earth?

There is even a fun post script at the end, in the form of a peak inside Wibbolywub’s notebook, which contains three of the charts (those with numbers in) from Dr Milton Mills’ The Comparative Anatomy of Eating – the work which inspired the story.

http://www.vegsource.com/news/2009/11/the-comparative-anatomy-of-eating.html

A lovely big book with a lovely big story that would delight any child and sit proudly on any bookshelf.

How many friends could a Bibbolybob make if a Bibbolybob came to Earth?

Published by Honestly Books

Available from Amazon