Guest blog by Helen Bartle – What is wrong with Handa’s Surprise, that much loved book of many an Early Years setting?

Consider if the book provides an accurate representation of Kenyan life or are we as readers viewing it through our white, euro centric lens? Does Eileen Browne provide a window into Kenyan life? Does Browne write from an insider perspective with an own voice perspective of Kenya…she does not and with this she becomes an […]

What we read to children matters…

Over on my Instagram I asked a question…  Why are people STILL reading Dr Seuss and David Walliams? However, I do want to acknowledge that whilst I picked out these two authors for the post, there are SO MANY more I could have mentioned.  From Enid Blyton to Roald Dahl and JK Rowling.  So the […]