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Freaky Friday

Freaky Friday

Film First Time for another Film First! We bookish types are always complaining that the book is better – but what if you saw the movie first? Would you STILL prefer the book? Or has the movie already improved upon it? This time, I’m talking about Freaky Friday. No, not the 2003 Jamie Leigh Curtis version. And definitely not the…

Old Hat New Hat

Next up in the Bookworm series, we follow on from Grandmother Lucy and Her Hats, with Old Hat New Hat, by Stan and Jan Berenstain. The Gist Bear needs a new hat. He tries on every hat in the shop and leaves with the one he had on. The End. I had totally forgotten about this book until I rediscovered…

Moonfleet

Moonfleet

“As in life, so in a game of hazard, skill will make something of the worst of throws.” Treasure Island. Heard of it? Of course you have. Read it? Quite possibly.Β But have you read Moonfleet? Possibly not. And that’s a damn shame. The gist The story revolves around John Trenchard, an orphan living in the village of Moonfleet on the…

grandmother lucy and her hats

Grandmother Lucy and Her Hats

The bookworm is a series of posts following a trail of vintage picture books, linking them by author, title, subject, or whatever else takes my fancy. Following on from Natasha’s New Doll, the next stop in our Bookworm trail is also illustrated by Frank Francis: Grandmother Lucy and Her Hats by Joyce Wood. The gist This is a sweet, sweet…