Tigerlilly Quinn: We like to read

Monday, 17 March 2014

We like to read


Most of our books are passed down from my childhood so there is a heavy load of nostalgia with most reading sessions in our home. What I find even stranger is most of the books from my childhood were pre-owned, so it's remarkable really that they have lasted so many generations of inquisitive children.


My brother and I owned most of the Usborne Starting Point series and as he has a little girl just 7 months younger than Wilf we have each inherited half the collection for our children. I laid claim to the top two which I remember reading over and over, however reading them now to Wilf I've realised I am learning some of these facts all over again! To be honest they are a little advanced for a two year old but I don't really see any harm in explaining these things to him now, even if I just see it as preparation for that 'why?' stage that is sure to come soon.



Did you have these books as a child? What are you reading right now?


What are you reading this week?
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150 comments:

Sarah said...

My best friend had a pair of these when we were little and I was sooo jealous, I never had them! I rather like the look of the silver metallic :)

Emma Carlisle said...

I'd love these for me and my niece! We're so close at the moment I feel that matching jellies could only perfect our double act!

Pearl Sanguine said...

I heartily recommend getting in as much matchy matching as you can before the age hits when they realise its not cool! Mine is 5 and rather more concerned with her "look" than I've ever been! That blue is gorgeous...

daisychaindream said...

I love that you and Wilf Match! I love the metallic pink ones!

Polly Davies said...

I love these ones - http://www.sunjellies.com/app/module/webproduct/goto/m/m063363f9d44df374

clairdownham said...

metallic pink are fab

Gill said...

Red or maybe cyan!

maci234 said...

red or pink

Zoe Goulding said...

Loving the metallic pink ones

Heather Haigh said...

I like the metallic silver ones best.

winnie said...

love the green ones :D

Pat Stubbs said...

Metallic pink

lindsey stuart said...

Hello i LOVE the pink ones, beautiful :)

emma walters said...

ooooh the red looks fab

Rachel Craig said...

Cobalt Blue.

Tracey said...

Blue too cute

Gina said...

Love the Gold Glitter (Gina M)

Holly said...

baby blue

Hannah oneill said...

Violet

Jayne Townson said...

The Metallic Pink

Ashleigh Armstrong said...

metallic pink r gorgeous! and they do them for me and my little girl! need need need lol x

Bonnie Rose said...

Silver Glitter!

Sara @hellothmushroom said...

Oh my lord, the metallic pink ones are gorgeous!!!

chantelle hazelden said...

violet x

Tilly said...

Oh the blue 😍 I want to get matching for June and me x

Claire said...

Yes, we had these books too! Sure ours were pre-owned too. Books lasted so well! I have a very similar modern Usbourne set that family bought for my kids too. Everytime I visit my mums I look through our old books. x

Claire said...

Ooh what lovely memories! I love the Silver Glitter pair. x

Ella Tabb said...

It will come as no surprise that I like the violet ones.

Hollie McManus said...

I neeeeed the Violet ones. ahhhh I remember wearing Jellies as a kid and loving them. Think I lived in them.

Lola said...

Fluro Pink! :)

Holly Smith said...

Cherry - they are fab!

Louise Comb said...

Violet :)

Emma Baker said...

black :]

Tammy Tudor said...

pink :)

Laura Rocksteady said...

Oh I love these and remember wearing similar ones when I was young. I love the cherry, cyan and clear - all so cute ;) Great giveaway, fingers crossed


Laura x

Polly said...

I have always loved jellies and I am so happy that they seem to have become popular again! I can't decide between all the lovely colours-I like the silver glitter, cherry, metallic pink (very mermaid-y!), and metallic silver, but then part of me thinks the sensible black would probably get worn the most!

Gillian Holmes said...

SUN - Clear

Rey said...

I like the Sun - Violet

beth casey said...

sun red

jenniwren12 said...

the violet

Polly Watts said...

I love the cherry and the clear ones :D but i love them all really!!! :D

Jess@AlongCameCherry said...

Oh my goodness we so need these! These are all the questions Cherry asks me on a daily basis and that I can never give proper answers for! x

Jess@AlongCameCherry said...

I ordered some of the metallic ones a couple of days ago but I need them in more colours! Black is next on my list x

Jessica said...

Love the Black!

Keri-Anne said...

We need these!!! Especially the flowers and birds ones! x

Keri-Anne said...

Ok, i cannot choose between the metallic silver and the glitter gold!!! LOVE both x

TracyJo said...

I like the black ones x

Julie Jingle Baxter said...

violet

Katherine said...

I remember Usbourne books, we had one about the future when I was in Primary 5, it was all about what life would be like in 2000. I think the book was written in the 70s, but I read it in the 80s so it wasn't that long to go. I am very glad we aren't all wearing brown jump suits, but I would quite like robots to do the housework. I'm sure I borrowed others from the library, all very accessible. Here's what we're reading: http://chatiryworld.wordpress.com/2014/03/17/bagl-reads-i-want-my-hat-back/

Victoria said...

Clear - takes me back to my youth!

Caroline H said...

I love the Navy (but how good are the Jumpy Chelsea boots?! - they are so on the pay day list!),

Clairejustineo said...

Loving the yellow :)
Clairejustineoxox

kaz said...

Gold Glitter!!! Reminds me of ones I had as a child!!!

Jo Glasspool said...

Pink for my daughter. x

Natalie White said...

I love the silver glitter! :) x

Rebecca Phillips said...

black - you can wear them with anything!

Laura Rocksteady said...

Oh I love these and remember a few - you have such a lovely collection and it's so wonderful to hear most of them have been kept and then pasted down :)


laura x

Kelly Rae said...

Cute!

randomly_happy said...

Great giveaway - love that this could work for boys and girls!

angiehoggett said...

blue

abigail said...

oh these bring back memories! So good that you can now pass them on to your own little family!

Kim Jenkins said...

I love this!! I loved Jellies as a kid! Also I know my little boy would jump at the chance for the lime green pair! Love the fact that they can match :)

Jenny Mortimer said...

I love the mandarin (orange)

Rebecca U said...

Love these. Would quite like in black or clear x

judy2357 said...

Pink please

Victoria Thurgood said...

sun lemon is lovely

MANDY DOHERTY said...

Love the Cherry ones

Kelli Flanagan said...

I love the Metallic Pink

Little Likely Lads said...

Love! Love! Love! these totally take me back to my childhood!! x

Karen Cowley said...

love the JAVANA - Silver Glitter

Elaine Dale said...

SUN - PINK

Kathy D said...

CHERRY ARE FAVOURITES

Paula Barker said...

I love the SUN - Metallic Silver

Sam Jane Aldworth said...

PINK

Isabel O'Brien said...

My favourite colour is definitely Cyan.

Julia Mealing said...

yellow

sarah diane rees said...

cherry

Michelle Banks said...

http://www.sunjellies.com/sun-black/#cc-m-product-8638073694

LOVE THE BLACK!!

Jo said...

Cyan for my little boy, magenta for me! lovely x

alison johnson said...

I love the cobalt blue

Laura Pritchard said...

Mandarin

Lara Davis said...

Silver glitter

Claire D said...

Magenta

kim neville said...

Black

traceyandtim said...

cobalt blue

Susie Wilkinson said...

I love the Colbalt Blue

kathycakebread said...

silver glitter

andi said...

Has to be the pink for me and my daughter. These will be perfect for our summer holiday

Debbie Burfoot said...

Pink

Amanda Deacon said...

Cobalt Blue

Nickles83 said...

My daughter loves pink - http://www.sunjellies.com/app/module/webproduct/goto/m/mbab8b50a745309de

Richard Hill said...

cobalt blue is a nice colour

Georgia Coote said...

Oh these are just delicious! I love the blue also!x

Claire Woods said...

Cobalt Blue

samntha rice said...

cobalt blue

Sara Davis said...

Fluro Orange

Kat Lucas said...

I like the black ones

Dorothee77 said...

Silver glitter!

Sarah Davison said...

white

Jo welsh said...

Lemon

bex said...

im desperate for a pair of cherry red ones!

Kathryn said...

Navy, no red, or maybe clear...all of them!!!

Yolanda Davis said...

i like them in black

Nicola said...

It's mandarin for me.

Laurahgallagher said...

Red is our favourite!

But why mummy why? said...

Silver glitter x

takemetotheocean said...

I used to hate the black ones because there were always so many beautiful colors but it has grown on me and now I want black jellies

What Elsa Wears ❤ said...

I would definitely go for #matchymatchy cyan jellies for Elsa & I. Or maybe red......so many colours to choose from!

InnocentCharmsChats said...

Such a toughie, I love my jellies and want every colour, but I guess next would be the metallic pink and navy

Dme42 said...

Recently came across Sun Jellies on Instagram and will be buying myself a pair for this summer instead of my usual summer Birkenstocks. Love the metallics.

Lucy Bishop said...

I love the navy ones!

Jessica Neil said...

I love the metallic pink!!

Lou Ireland said...

So cute, I'd go for orange or navy and get the blue for my little Dylan x

abigail said...

Is having more than two pairs a little excessive? No?! Great, then I'd love to add the voilet to my collection already thanks!!

Naomi said...

Id love to win CYAN, Metallic Silver or Orange. I Love SunJellies :-)

Katharine Bourne-Francis said...

love the metallic pink

hannahmdy said...

Loved the Cyan :)

The Mummy Diary said...

I am loving the new purple!

Julie Ward said...

Sun gold glitter

Carol Massey said...

i love the orange

Wild & Grizzly said...

Ooh I do love sun Jellies :)

Fifi Hi said...

Javana in Fluoro green!

Lynn Neal said...

SUN VIOLET!

Angela Kelly said...

Lemon

kimmy2849 said...

Metallic Silver

Jo welsh said...

Pinned http://www.pinterest.com/pin/422212533788522995/

victoria leedham said...

Metallic silver

Harley Richardson said...

The navy x

Janet R said...

violet

Rebecca Saunders said...

metallic silver

barker162 said...

love the nay ones

Anna said...

I loved Usborne books as a kid, I'm not sure I had these exact ones but very similar

Renée said...

black(:

Clint Howat said...

metallic silver

marie lindsay said...

pink

Happy Homebird said...

I have always loved Usborne books, they are so informative. I buy a lot for my son for our home ed library and would snap these ones up if I spied them in a charity shop. In fact, I think I have one of these all about the body.

Me , The Man & The Baby said...

I'm liking the orange ones :)

Rimma said...

please red!!!

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Ashley Judson said...

Metallic Silver. Some of them colours are just gorgeous!

carlyvanwatts said...

Well, there's certainly a lot of amazing colours to choose from! I really love the Metallic Pink though! xxx

Gayle said...

What a choice ! Red...

Alison Robertson said...

Lots of fab colours - but I think I would go for clear so I can show off my painted toe nails!! :)

lynn heath said...

Violet!

Helen said...

Fluro Green

Anna said...

I like the violet

Sam Castle said...

The metallic pink ones are so cool

Leona S Fisher said...

Metallic Silver

Kazz Usher said...

The clear ones!!!

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