Mrs Plug the Plumber




This book is part of a Happy Family Series where family life is celebrated through their various adventures.

Mrs Plug is a popular plumber in town and she happily takes her babies along, to work. On this particular occasion, the entire family embarks on a voyage to save a man from robbers.

This book is part of Mini’s reading campaign at school and so she read it loudly herself. I found her giggling intermittently, all throughout. So, I can safely say that it was enjoyable !


First encyclopedia of science


The back of the book

Mini is very fond of Usborne books. I think she enjoys the illustrations that accompany each and every Usborne book.

The first Encyclopedia of science is a lovely way to open the mind of a five year old to the world of science. The simple language and the photos make it interesting and most importantly generate that all important interest towards the subject.


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If you have a child around 4-6 years, I would recommend that you get this book. There are many science books around and this may not be the best but definitely the simplest.

Before I go – this is how the front of the book looks like 🙂



Thanks for passing by 🙂


Tall Tilly – Jillian Powell

tall tillyTitle:  Tall Tilly

Author  : Jillian Powel

Illustrator : Tim Archbold

Mini brought this book home from school as part of her reading campaign. Perfect for independent reading, short and precise with a lovely little storyline. As the title suggests, it is about Tilly who dislikes being so tall. Instead she would like to be a dainty and petite ballerina like her best friend Molly.

Her teacher suggests that she tries various sports like running, basketball and football. Much to Tilly’s amazement, she is brilliant at all these games and realises, that she loves being tall after all.

I can relate a lot to this story myself, always wishing to be dainty like my friends with tiny feet. 🙂

Mini says – Oh no! Tilly cant kiss the boy he loves because he is much shorter ………..

Mumma says – erm .. yes you are right 🙂

A good story to discuss with a five year old, and the grown ups can come up with a lot of questions.

Day off on a Thursday


Mini is not very well today so she stayed at home. She read a few pages of this book and gave up.

Later she enjoyed her sticker book


This is a lovely book, that encourages creative thinking.


Creating a new character using stickers



Another one that she did, where the hair is made of stickers



She is now colouring a page of that book and I’m making my first attempt to blog from my brand new phone.

And it is only 11:30am. *sigh*

Usborne Babies’ Library Book of Toy words

Name of Book: Usborne Babies’ Library Book of Toy words

Age Group: 0-2 years

Author: Jenny Tyler and Sue Stitt

This book is part of a series to introduce different words. This book on toy words is a perfect mix of attractive pictures and a primary picture of the toy in the middle.

Pros: As a baby Mini Edition started enjoying the pictures, slowly started saying the word. This was followed by concentrating in the smaller pictures around the whole page and interpreting them. Finally about two and a half years later, she is still enjoying this book by trying to spell the toy words. How cool is that?

Cons: If you think your shelf is brimming with books and is time to give some of the old books away, this is not to be. It looks like the book of toy words still has a long innings to go.

Mini Edition thinks:

I love all the toys

Mumma thinks: 4.5/5