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A Rainbow in My Pocket. A Book review by Laura Bland, Story Pot Customer.

A Rainbow in My Pocket. A Book review by Laura Bland, Story Pot Customer.

A Rainbow in My Pocket, a lovely book with a gentle but nonetheless powerful and thought provoking message. Beautiful words surrounded by beautiful gentle pictures that help to tell a magical story of how we can all carry a rainbow in our pocket.   For me this book encompasses the simple thoughts and desires of children and how we should encourage them to dream and allow them to express themselves. The language of the book is gentle and flowing and invites the reader in and encourages the young reader to share their own thoughts and ideas. I read this book...

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Review of The Little Black Fish

Review of The Little Black Fish

The Little Black Fish – reviewed by Caroline Ewans, The Wimbledon Story Pot The Little Black Fish was written by Samad Behrangi, an influential Iranian author and teacher. It is translated from Persian by Azita Rassi. It is a story about a brave little fish who goes against the advice of his mother and the other "moany old fishes" and decides to find out whether there is a wider world beyond his stream. He encounters other creatures along the way, who give him good advice about the dangers he will encounter.  His story is told by an old fish to...

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Tiny Owl - June Publisher of the Month

Tiny Owl - June Publisher of the Month

Welcome to the launch of our new 'Publisher of the Month' at The Story Pot. We wanted to share more about some of our publishers, especially as many are small and relatively unknown. We have a fantastic publisher to start with - Tiny Owl. This publisher features a range of books written and illustrated by Iranian authors and illustrators, and translated in to English. They include fables, poems and traditional tales. To celebrate Tiny Owl in June, we will be sharing some book reviews, and more information on the Tiny Owl range of books. We also have a giveaway where...

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10 books for Fathers Day

10 books for Fathers Day

Father’s Day is on Sunday 19th June and what better present than a book that your children and their father can read (and in some cases use) together! We’ve made a list of our top 10 books for Father's Day. 1     My Dad Used To Be So Cool This is a new book from Flying Eye by award winning illustrator Keith Negley. It's all about a dad that 'used' to be cool before children, told from the young child's point of view. It's very funny and will appeal to parents as much as their children! 2     I'd Know...

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7 Books to encourage a love of the Environment

7 Books to encourage a love of the Environment

At The Story Pot we believe in looking after the environment, and as well as doing our part with our packaging and bags, we have a number of books to help encourage a love of our world and the animal life within it. Here are our top 7 (in no particular order!): 1)     A Forest by Marc Martin - When a forest is cut down, the consequences are more than anyone could have anticipated. A great introduction to deforestation, for children age 3+.   2)      Animal Rescue by Patrick George - This is a fabulous interactive book...

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