Book Review – Moomins: Ladybird Readers Series

When I ordered my Moomin books online from my local library I didn’t particularly look at the type of format (picture book/ easy read etc) so I was quite surprised to see three Easy Read books waiting for me on the reserve shelf. The Ladybird Series books are similar to picture books but smaller in…

Book Review – Dumbing Us Down

You know, I don’t even remember how I came across this book or why I even ordered it from my library. Maybe I was listening to a podcast about finding flow and the author’s name (John Taylor Gatto) was referenced at one point. And I was impressed with the idea of the book – more…

Book Review – The Exploits of Moominpappa

This is not the usual picture book that I’ve come to know of the Moomin series. The story is text-based and is aimed at children 10 years and up. It has an interesting title – Exploits of Mommipappa. Of course if you’ve not read any of the Moomin books, you would wonder what is a…

Book Review – Outraged

Let me just say that before I even read this book, I knew I was going to enjoy reading it. You see I heard Dotty Charles being interviewed on the radio and thought that this lass from the UK has so much gusto, passion and intelligence when she talks about social injustices in our social…

Book Review – Moomin and the Golden Leaf

This is a reminiscing and longing-for-a-friend kind of story. Moomin finds a golden leaf while picking berries for a punch that Moominmamma is making for the Autumn Ball that night. It would have been great if Moomin could find a tree with all golden leaves so he could give them as gifts to his friends….