Tigerlilly Quinn: a person's a person no matter how small

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

a person's a person no matter how small

children's national book week

children's national book week

As many of you know we love reading in our home, you can see some of our much loved books here. We always have at least two books at bedtime (currently Crocolou* a book we picked up in Paris is the favourite..we can't read it but we make it up ;)) and two books at nap time, oh and then three or four after breakfast and...you get the picture..

Wilf loves 'reading to himself' too where he will look at the pictures and make up the story, I almost love this just as much as reading to him as it proves to me how important illustration is in provoking imagination.

It's Children's book week between the 30th of June and 4th of July, not being one to say no to doing something quite silly I agreed to make a quote from Heinz pasta shapes from one of my favourite children's books (fyi lot's of C's not many N's hence the imaginative Z-N). I love this quote from Horton Hears A Who!*, Dr Seuss it one of my favourite authors ever and it was pretty tough to choose a favourite quote from one of his books if I'm honest.

Dr Suess's books are so meaningful for me for so many reasons, from saving the environment in The Lorax* to the importance of each and every living creature (no matter how small) in Horton Hears a Who. A message we should all try and live by right? One of my other favourite books is Oh, The Places You'll Go!* which instilled in me the wonder and excitement of opportunity and the possibilities life could bring you..unfortunately the quotes from that book were a little too long for pasta shapes ;)

I used to read these books to my little brother (15 years my junior) when I returned home from uni, we'd cuddle up in bed and take it in turns to read them to each other. As he was only 4 at the time these story sessions would often take a while. I couldn't wait to continue this love of Dr Seuss with my own child and of course Wilf loves them just as much (The Cat in the Hat is his favourite).

If you've not come across Dr Suess then sort it out right now! You'll love them.

If you fancy winning a year's supply of Heinz pasta (Wilf's dream!) and £250 book vouchers then check out how to right here. 

in association with Heinz

76 comments:

Ste Carr said...

My favourite piece is the 3 Piece Rattan Effect Bistro set but the garden bench is nice too.
3-Piece Rattan-Effect Bistro Set

Tim Graham said...

Ohio Chiminea :)

Justine Meyer said...

the nimrod three seater swing

Ashley said...

Favourite item has to be the nimrod three seater swing, always wanted one of those things!

Kenneth said...

Garden Bench would be a nice useful addition.

Suzanne Maher said...

Would love the chimnea :)

Kelly Littlewood said...

The three piece Rattan effect Bistro set

Susie Anderson said...

Ohio chiminea

Trudi Rankin said...

All look fab and would be a welcome addition to any garden, fingers crossed.

sandra rubery said...

chiminea as mine has been out in the rain!

Natasha B said...

I would love the 3-Piece Rattan-Effect Bistro Set :)

Jemma Taylor said...

Ohio Chiminea

Kay Lou Smith said...

Ohio Chiminea :)

Matt Froggatt said...

3-Piece Rattan-Effect Bistro Set

Chris Davies said...

Ohio Chiminea is my fave! :D

Alana Walker said...

I love the Ohio Chiminea

JessMcGlynn said...

I love the rattan effect bistro set

Rich said...

Looks great!

Jo Jones said...

The Rattan Effect Bistro Set

Julie Feathers said...

love the Rattan furniture

jenrogers said...

rattan bistro set my choice

Nicola Lynch said...

Nimrod 3-Seater Swing

pauline hill said...

3 Piece Rattan for me please

Samantha Lea said...

the ohio chimnea

Erica Montgomery said...

The chimnea :)

Sam Williams said...

The Nimrod 3 seater swing

Barbara Handley said...

I like the idea of the
Cooler Bag Seat.

MichelleD said...

The Ohio Chimnea

Julie Howarth said...

The three sweater swing :)

Julie Howarth said...

The 3 seater swing

Debbie Creasey said...

I like this http://www.kleeneze.com/shop/outdoor-living/outdoor-furniture/outdoor-tables-and-chairs/3-piece-rattan-effect-bistro-set/

Louise Comb said...

Either of the Chimneas :)

foz said...

The 3 seater swing

Christine Northrop said...

the high backed chair

Brenda Heads said...

The Nimrod 3-Seater Swing would be great

beth casey said...

4 Person Folding Table

26jibby said...

Cushioned Relaxers

Louise Smith said...

Definitely the Chiminea! I've wanted one for SO long!!


Louise x

Amanda Hattie said...

http://www.kleeneze.com/shop/outdoor-living/outdoor-dining-picnic/bbqs/10-piece-chiminea-amp;-bbq-set/

Allan Smith said...

Lolly Moulds

anthony harrington said...

the 4 persons folding table is fab!

Amanda said...

The cushioned relaxers as we need some of those to lay out in the sunshine at the moment :-)

Richard Randall said...

The Come Dine With Me Party Wok looks great.

Leanne V Mckenna said...

The Ohio Chimnea

jenniwren12 said...

the nimrod 3 seater swing

Nicola Clarkson said...

I love the banana parasol perfect for the kids to play under

Charlotte said...

The Ohio Chiminea! x

Claire Eadie said...

Nimrod 3 seater swing

Lola said...

I love the Nimrod 3-Seater Swing

Kara said...

We love reading at bedtime and the kids have to have at least one book each. Not keen on Dr Seuss though

Dawn Chapman said...

The rattan bistro set!

Geoff Mse Fortt said...

Waterproof Picnic Rug

Becky Duffy said...

Love the 4 person folding table!

pinkoddy said...

I have to say that I love the films too.

lyn said...

the 10-Piece Chiminea & BBQ Set looks useful and dual-purpose, too

Mary Chez said...

I like the 3 piece rattan bistro set

Tracey Quinn said...

Nimrod 3 seater swing

Jules Naybur said...

The Cubi Cool party box is awesome, great for taking with me to any partys im off to this summer

Esther Hancock said...

I'm so impressed that you had the patience to put together the pasta shapes. It is brilliant! Wanting to read a zillion books before nap time is becoming a bit of a problem in our household! xx

Rebecca Phillips said...

love the 3 piece rattan effect bistro set

Leyla Rudolf said...

I LOVE the Horton Hears a Who film, just so sweet. Need to get on it with buying the books though too : )

Foz said...

I love that quote! My eldest loves reading and always has her head in a book!

Penelope Hannibal said...

I like the nimrod 3 seater swing :)

Natalie Crossan said...

Nimrod 3 seater swing :D

Wendy Brown said...

i wish the weather were nicer so that i could sit out in my garden

angiehoggett said...

the nimrod 3 seater swing

debbie godbolt said...

hi i love the chiminea x
http://www.kleeneze.com/shop/outdoor-living/outdoor-dining-picnic/bbqs/ohio-chiminea/

Jess@AlongCameCherry said...

Haha I wondered if you'd made this out of the shapes when I saw the photo yesterday, well done! Love the quote too xx

liz ferguson said...

Swing seat

Lauren Pilkington said...

4 Person Folding Table

Claire Woods said...

Folding BBQ With Cooler Bag

Moira Saunders said...

I like the http://www.kleeneze.com/shop/outdoor-living/outdoor-tables-and-chairs/3-piece-rattan-effect-bistro-set/

Liam Bishop said...

I love the swinging seats

MyMillsBaby said...

Ohio Chiminea
x

Liz Tumbridge said...

I love the Nimrod 3-Seater Swing!

vicki hennie said...

I love the Homedics Illumine Malibu Tabletop Flame Sculpture

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