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The Story of Holly and Ivy

For the last few years now, I have been feeling increasingly bah, humbug about Christmas. It just seems to get earlier and pushier every year, which frankly always makes me want to dig my heels and fold my arms. I’m usually busy pretending it isn’t happening until at least the first week in December, at which point I start to…

Goodnight, Goodnight

Following on from New Blue Shoes, this month I’m looking at another of Eve Rice’s picture books: Goodnight, Goodnight, first published in 1980. The gist Unsurprisingly, the book is about everyone in a city saying goodnight and getting ready to go to bed. Men, women, babies, children, pets, shops, firemen and policemen are all pleasantly saying goodnight to each other…

New Blue Shoes

Next up in the Bookworm series, we follow on from Old Hat New Hat, with another book about shopping – New Blue Shoes by Eve Rice. The gist Rebecca goes shopping for a new pair of shoes. Much like the shop assistants in Old Hat, New Hat, the salesman brings Rebecca multiple pairs to try. But Rebecca knows exactly what…