If you are like us (and probably one of the many thousands of book lovers across the globe) and have had the misfortune of spending your hard-earned cash on an apparent "best-seller"; you will probably also have experienced the dull thud as you bang your head against the wall, thinking "Why did I listen to the reviews on the back?!" The truth is: reviews found on books are usually self-promoting, PR stunt-type hype and not necessarily a true reflection of the books' quality at all.

It is our aim to tell the truth about books, but don't for one second assume that that is synonymous with us creating a blog to 'diss' authors' work - to the contrary - our intention is to provide an honest appraisal of each and every book we read. If the book is any good - it'll get a good review. If it's awful and a tragedy to the literary world - then it won't. It's that simple.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Topsy and Tim First Numbers and First Writing

Those amongst us who have young children got very excited at the prospect of reviewing these books as they seem to promise a fun way of educating your child; so it was hugely gratifying to discover that they really are as brilliant as we had hoped!
As sad as it may sound, the thing that most impressed us (apart from the beauty of wipe-clean pages so you can do the activities over and over and over again) was the sturdy pen with the funny looking, but incredibly useful eraser on the cap.  The gasps and 'Oooo's that went around made the males wonder if some firemen had turned up outside (they hadn't, more's the pity)... Do not underestimate the convenience factor for parents.  We also especially liked the fact that the pen can fit right back into its little compartment once you're done - making sure that its always there when you come back to it.  Genius!

Read our book reviews of both new titles, out in June:  

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