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I live in Kent with my husband, toddler Tilly (henceforth known as Monkey) and another baby due in November. We have two cats, Duncan and Lady Macbeth, and four chickens who kindly lay us eggs daily. We live in the picturesque seaside town of Broadstairs. I enjoy reading, knitting and cooking. I'm trying to be a bit 'greener' (not sure how successfully), and to be a gentle parent. Extended breastfeeding and co-sleeping don't freak me out, we use cloth nappies and try to follow some of the ideals of Attachment Parenting. If that sounds as if I know what I'm doing, I don't! I am also a psychotherapist with an interest in Focusing-oriented therapy, and I have a small private practice in the area.

Monday, 27 April 2009

Book Sharing Monday

Can we join Book Sharing Monday?! Before I do, these fantastic personalised bookplates arrived today from Etsy. You can't see very clearly but the image is of The Owl and The Pussycat. They are just gorgeous and I can't wait to put them in the Monkey's books. You can find Oiseaux here.

And our first bookshare is Splat the Cat, by Rob Scotton. I've chosen it because it is the first book that the Monkey has connected with. She squeals with delight when she turns the pages and sees Splat. I think it's because Splat bears more than a passing resemblance to our own Lady Macbeth (see top photo).

The story is about Splat's first day at school. He is very nervous and doesn't want to go, but he gets there in the end, bringing his friend Seymour the mouse. At school Splat learns that cats are AMAZING, they climb trees, drink milk and... chase mice!! Oh no, poor Seymour! You'll have to read the book to see how Seymour saves the day.

Splat's tail wiggled wildly with worry!


sue said...

love the first pic of the very gorgeous Tilly :)
We havent read the book, I'l have to see if its in our library.
sue xx

Miss Meep said...

Thanks for the recommendation. We have 'Go to Sleep Russell the Sheep' by the same author - it's fab.

Alex said...

Welcome to Book Sharing Monday! That book looks fun and your little baby is adorable, love the eyes!
I will add you to the list of participants.

Alex said...

One more thing!
If you don't mind, label your BSM post with "book sharing monday", it makes it easier to link properly.
Thank you.

sunnymama said...

Love the tail wiggling with fright! Looks a funny story.

docwitch said...

Those book plates are just wonderful!

And Splat is a fabbo book isn't it? I always have to have a chuckle at his expression.

Bookworm said...

Gorgeous Book Plates!

Thanks for sharing!

I enjoyed my visit!

Alex said...

I am not sure if you are still interested in participating in Book Sharing Monday, but you are in my list of participants so I would like to let you kow that I have added a Mr. Linky for all our Book Sharing Monday posts. This tool will be available as of next Monday, May 3.
If you post a book sharing post, please take a minute to stop by my post on monday and share your link!
Thank you!