Laughing your pants off!

I thought I would complete your education with more zany, weird kids’ books (that most adults can enjoy too)! Amazon packages have been flooding into our postbox lately… There wouldn’t be Christmas without Amazon, would there?

My most recent packages are … a secret! But a couple of weeks ago, the books I ordered for the anklebiters arrived.


To the left, you can see the latest book by that wonderful duo Julia Donaldson and illustrator Alex Scheffler. Julia really knows how to write some rollicking rocking rhythm. Previous favourites of ours (the anklebiters know them off by heart) include Room on the Broom and, of course, The Gruffalo. If you don’t know what a Gruffalo is, then you must read the book!

In this new book, the poor living stick man gets mistaken for an ordinary old stick – and he gets thrown to a dog, used as a Pooh stick and has other adventures that take him further and further away from Mrs. Stick and his twiglets… Just in case you’re biting your nails at this point, I’d better point out that the book does have a happy ending!


The book on the right de-bunks the myth that aliens come to earth to prod us with probes or to take over the world.  All they want are your fanciest and best underpants! You could say that they are undercover agents that are out of this world!

When aliens come down to Earth,

They don’t come to meet YOU…

They simply want your underpants —

I’ll bet you never knew!

Remember – this is the blog that tells you things your teachers never did!

14 responses

  1. I love finding great children’s books to buy… for my nieces and nephews of course. *innocent* My favourite go to children’s author is Robert Munsch.


    December 17, 2008 at 13:42

  2. Amy

    Thanks for those two book ideas, I read what you wrote to my 10 year old and he was laughing his head off. I bought the Gruffalo for him, loved that book, so I will have to head to Amazon after Christmas and order these two…cute cute…you’ll have to tell us what is under the tree from Amazon after Christmas, maybe we need to order that too…. 😉


    December 17, 2008 at 13:48

  3. Your blog is always an education! I may have to get the Stickman book for my nephew!


    December 17, 2008 at 14:09

  4. OK, well there’s something I didn’t know this morning…. 🙂


    December 17, 2008 at 14:44

  5. The book about Alien’s sounds wonderful. One of our sons if terrified of the idea of aliens entering our home – not sure where that came from – and scurries from room to room to avoid the possibility of encountering one. Perfect timing for a Christmas gift! Many thanks to you!


    December 17, 2008 at 15:34

  6. I love the books the Gruffalo and the Gruffalo’s child! My youngest son does too. I think I’ll be buying the Stick Man for one of his Christmas presents! Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


    December 17, 2008 at 16:42

  7. Oh you are like a librarian! The little Twig man must not have read about the misadventures of the Gingerbread man! I love to read to my kiddos.


    December 17, 2008 at 19:02

  8. Ever since I met my hubby I always buy Christmas presents on I love their deals!


    December 17, 2008 at 20:29

  9. I KNOW the Aliens book! TOOO CUTE! The kids will love ANY gift from Amazon!! I know I do!


    December 17, 2008 at 21:29

  10. I have three bookworms and love getting books for them .
    They sound great.
    We just finished Graeme base Waterhole it features world landmarks…
    Pyrimids,uluru and the like and as The enviroment gets sicker the frogs on each page diminish and it shows hoe frogs are bio indicators.
    I bought aset of 4 and also Mem Fox…Oh I love her1


    December 17, 2008 at 22:13

  11. Thanks for the heads up Lady Fi. Love th Aliens book. I am in th emiddle of my Xmas shopping. I iwll definately add it on the list


    December 18, 2008 at 08:32

  12. excuse the typos. my fingers have a mind of their own 🙂


    December 18, 2008 at 08:32

  13. Amy

    Hello dear, placed an order with yesterday…for stickman and aliens and underpants…looking forward to them!!

    Walk with my dogs- of course…but there is a math equation here…if there is more going in then being burnt off…then it doesn’t matter if I walk my dogs..I’d probably have to be out walking all day long to make it all equal out…ya know…ugh…but I’ve got my game plan ready for the 1st of January…and I’m enjoying Christmas in the meantime!!!! 😉


    December 18, 2008 at 11:11

  14. Oh dear, do you know how much money I will spend on books after reading your blog? 😉 Amazon probably loves you ( and me…) after this! 😀


    December 18, 2008 at 22:24

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