Miles Kelly Books: A Review | Modern Mummy

Monday, 14 January 2013

Miles Kelly Books: A Review

Daisy and I love reading together. Ever since she was a baby our bedtime ritual has always revolved around a good book and I have already started including Evie in our evening story time. I fully believe that this is the reason why Daisy is such a bookworm, and so keen to learn to read by herself now that she is a bit older.

All the bookcases in our house are overflowing and I am constantly on the look out for both exciting and educational books to bring home for Daisy. We have read so many new stories recently (The Dinosaur that Pooped Christmas by Tom Fletcher & Dougie Poynter went down well over the holidays!) and have lots of old favourites that we go back to time and time again - like the Janet & Allan Ahlberg books that everyone knows and loves.

Recently we were approached by Miles Kelly Publishing to review some of their books and, of course, we jumped at the chance.

Miles Kelly Publishing is an independent British company that specialises in books for children between 3 and 12 years of age. They have a wide range of titles in their list, including encyclopedias, quiz books, fact books, poetry books and fiction - and their trademarks are superb artwork and well written text within top quality printed books.

We were sent two poetry books, a nursery treasury and a fabulous fact book all about bears and all four are just brilliant in their own right.

The two poetry books ('The Jabberwocky and other Poems' and 'Four Princesses and other Poems') contain a lovely combination of old and new poems and every page is illustrated fantastically, using bright bold colours and comical characters both of which will grab the attention of any child. 

'I AM A BEAR!' comes from a collection of fact books which contain stickers, a mask and a poster. It is an excellent first fact book, jam packed full of information with a hard cover and well laid out pages containing short, punchy, engaging facts and a combination of both photographs and drawings. Daisy LOVED the stickers (which child doesn't!) and insists on wearing the mask whenever we read the book!

But my favourite book by far is the Nursery Treasury. It is simply stunning. It is a collection of best loved nursery rhymes and fairy tales and reading it is such a pleasure! The illustrations are beautiful and there is a huge selection of poems and stories to choose from. Another thing I like about this book is the way that these are divided up into categories ~ so choosing which one to read using the contents is a doddle!

Miles Kelly books are available direct from their website (here). There is a massive sale on at the moment too, so why not head on over and bag yourself some bargains!



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