Tell us a little bit about yourself and your family
I’m Jo and I have three boys, Ollie 12, Sam 9 and Matthew 6. I am married to Nick, who I met at University and after lots of years living in South London we decided to make the move to Surrey 3 years ago. In November 2018 with my good friend Lynsey, I launched an online children’s clothing company called Mini Motto Clothing.
What are your sons’ favourite books?
For years Matthew has loved You Choose by Pippa Goodhart and illustrated by Nick Sharratt. The book is full of amazing illustrations with only a few words. It is very interactive as it introduces the concept of choices to children. It has been amazing to see the change in Matthew’s responses over time. At the beginning he would just make a choice but over time, he began to explain the reasons for his choices and then started making stories around the choices.
It’s early evening and Baby Bear asks his Mummy if he can go to the moon. The answer is a resounding NO as it’s bath time and, as she points out, he’d need a rocket anyway.
Not to be deterred, Baby Bear finds himself a box under the stairs which becomes a rocket, puts a colander on his head as a space helmet, packs his teddy and zooms off to space.
Who will he meet on his travels? And will he make it back in time for his bath?
This is a really cute little story that shows children there are no limits to their imagination.
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I think every parent I know will sympathise with Mrs. Large the Elephant. All she wants is five minutes’ peace to sit in the bath with her cup of tea and close her eyes. But before long the bathroom is the scene of a recorder recital, a book reading, a toy fest and a water fight as her three little elephants all find her and want her to play.
Sound familiar? Yup. Us too!
A really sweet and relatable story that’s now over 30 years old.
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