Book Review: Mango & Bambang Superstar Tapir

Mango & Bambang Superstar Tapir Author: Polly Faber Illustrator: Clara Vulliamy ISBN-13: 978-1406361490 Publisher: Walker Books (2 Mar. 2017) Children’s Fiction Book – Hardcover 144 pages Guest reviewing this title for TSS is Kelly A along with her two age appropriate young children  We absolutely adore books and we read together and to each other … More Book Review: Mango & Bambang Superstar Tapir

Stage Review : To Sir, With Love at Birmingham’s Repertory Theatre, UK

The book To Sir, With Love was set not long after the end of WWII in London’s East End. This powerful, autobiographical story by novelist E R Brathwaite is about education, schooling, social divide, and narrow minded attitudes that were entrenched in people both in-school and on the outside. The main theme however, is the … More Stage Review : To Sir, With Love at Birmingham’s Repertory Theatre, UK

Short Reviews of two ‘Best of British’ Ravensburger jigsaw puzzles

Notably it is Artist, Geoff Tristram who contributes designs for all from the ‘Best of British’ Ravensburger Puzzles. ‘Used Car Lot’ is No 18 from this comic style series. The picture to compile, using 1000 quality pieces, is really colourful. The jokes on the signage are so relevant to the stereo typifying of a, shall we … More Short Reviews of two ‘Best of British’ Ravensburger jigsaw puzzles

Book Review – The Handmaid’s Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale Hardcover: 318 pages Author: Margaret Atwood Illustrations by: Anna and Elena Balbusso Published by The Folio Society 2012 – Second printing 2017 RRP £38.95 An Adult Fictional Book – Classic Dystopian Themed Novel/Speculative Fiction OVERVIEW The Handmaid’s Tale has been in print for over 30 years so this review is more an evaluation … More Book Review – The Handmaid’s Tale

Book Review: Stitching with Beatrix Potter

ISBN 978-1-61745-610—7 Author:  Michele Hill Publisher: C&T Publishing (2 Feb. 2017) RRP £16.99 Content – 10 sewing and stitching projects based on stories and characters of Beatrix Potter. A couple of craft projects relate to Potter’s home at ‘Hill Top’ and the surrounding farmland in The Lake District, UK (now a National Trust property) Introduction Australian … More Book Review: Stitching with Beatrix Potter

Review of CALEB’S CAB – An Illustrated Storybook for Children

CALEB’S CAB Author Sally Chomet Illustrated by Sylvain Chomet Published by Walker Books in Hardback Release date 03 November 2016 RRP 12.99 A Children’s Fictional Book – for 8 years + Overview: Caleb’s Dad has vanished. Caleb has one clue of his Dad’s last movements and so he tries to solve the mystery. The Money … More Review of CALEB’S CAB – An Illustrated Storybook for Children

Photography by Greg Shepherd for Ravensburger Puzzles

Greg Shepherd is a Devon UK based photographer who takes shots of various collections of unique items that are theme based. The images he then sells for commercial uses. The image above has been commissioned by Ravensburger and is No 8 from their Perplexing Puzzle range. The puzzle is called ‘Glittering Gemstones’ and, like all … More Photography by Greg Shepherd for Ravensburger Puzzles

Stage Review of Amédée By Eugene Ionesco. Freely adapted by Sean Foley

I saw and heard everything but I’m none the wiser of what the play is meant to represent or any closer to making any sense of it, and this, evidently, is the thinking space conclusion that playwright, Eugene Ionesco first intended. I overheard someone say when asked if they liked it ‘yes, it was good…’ … More Stage Review of Amédée By Eugene Ionesco. Freely adapted by Sean Foley