Giveaway! Once Upon a Time necklace

Hi everyone – time for a Christmas giveaway on my blog and Twitter. I have one of these necklaces and it never fails to attract compliments, so I decided to get another one and give it away! The pendant is shaped like a book and it says ‘Once Upon a Time…’ on the front cover….

Book Review: The Little Red Wolf

The Little Red Wolf Written and illustrated by Amélie Fléchais Translated by Jeremy Melloul 80 pages Published by Diamond Book Distributors Publication date: 3rd October 2017 Age range: 7+ Some darker themes and illustrations so read it and judge your children. Summary (from Goodreads): Lose yourself in in the dark forests of Amelie Flechais’ spectacular artwork….

Book Review: Princess Lila builds a Tower

Princess Lila builds a tower Written by Anne Paradis Illustrated by Karina Dupuis 32 pages Published by CrackBoom! Books Publication date: 16th May 2017 Age range: 4 + Summary (from Goodreads): Princess Lila lives in a beautiful castle and has everything she could ever desire—well, almost. She yearns to venture beyond the forest, explore her…

Multilingual flashcard: The Seven Dwarfs

The Seven Dwarfs in 10 languages – to go with Snow White! I initially wanted to spell it ‘dwarves’ which is, apparently, the most commonly-accepted spelling in British English due to the influence of Tolkien who poularised it. However, the spelling Disney used for their movie is ‘Dwarfs’ so I used that for the flashcard….

Multilingual flashcard: Sleeping Beauty

Continuing with the Disney and fairy tale themed multilingual flashcards with Sleeping Beauty in 10 languages. Many versions of this story exist and it has been retold in many different ways. Do you have a favourite version or retelling?

Multilingual flashcard: Robin Hood

Back to the Disney theme again with a second batch of multilingual flashcards – all of them can be seen here (scroll down to the bottom, beneath Harry Potter and you will see all the fairy tale and Disney-themed flashcards) Robin Hood has always been one of my favourite stories. I read and reread the…

Multilingual flashcard: The Three Little Pigs

The Three Little Pigs in 10 languages. The ubiquitous victims in the world of fairytales! One of the first ‘fractured’ fairytales I ever read was The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig. To this day, it is one of my favourite storybooks and it sparked an interest in alternative fairy tales which I…

Multilingual flashcard: Rapunzel

Rapunzel in 10 languages with another Disney/ fairytale themed multilingual flashcard. Rapunzel stays the same in most languages as it is the name – apart from Chinese which is literally ‘long-haired maiden’. In some English books the plant she is named after is called by its common name, rampion, a vegetable which was much more…

Multilingual flashcard: Mulan

Mulan in 10 languages with another multilingual flashcard themed around fairytales and Disney. Mulan has always been a favourite of mine – I loved the original story when I first read it in a book of fairytales from around the world when I was a child, and enjoyed the movie too. I have heard that…

Multilingual flashcard: Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast in 10 languages. Have you seen the new Disney movie? Or read any of the Beauty and the Beast retellings? I particularly enjoyed Beauty by Robin Mickinley and Barefoot on the Wind by Zoe Marriott.