Friday, 15 August 2014

book week - thank goodness for clementine rose

Australian author Jacqueline Harvey has saved our Book Week bacon with her delightful character Clementine Rose.  Here's someone who wears clothes just like Soph (who is minus the red bow - whoops) and saved a busy mother from a custom design!  Phew!  It's been lovely to find young Clementine Rose and the Treasure Box, a present from Joe before he flew out to Ireland.  As this is the sixth book, we'll have to work backwards, but it's always a bonus to find a series that hooks in young readers.  Sophie has read most of the Alice Miranda books and loved them, so we'll be keeping an eye on any new releases.  Find more here.

Have you had a lucky escape with a last minute costume?

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  1. OMG - I know you keep it on the down low - but why isn't she supporting the whole family by modelling - and keep the money for yourself!!!

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  2. Wow - your daughter looks just like you!!
    I once bought a knight costume last minute, felt a bit guilty at the lack of thought I'd put into it, and then it turned out to be the most coveted costume of the party! (I even got it at less than half price, which was an added bonus). S still loves it and still puts it on when he's in a valiant mood. xxx

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    1. Sounds like you did well with the costume, especially when it's something that can still be worn! I like the idea that it's matched to his moods too!

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  3. Oh so easy! Miss 8 is going as Jasmine from Aladdin thanks to last year's dance concert! ;)

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    1. Always handy to already have something! We only have a couple of boys' costumes which wouldn't have gone down too well with Sophie!

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  4. Gorgeous photo! Must look our for these books for my daughter!

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    1. Thank you! They look like lovely books, as I said in the post, it's always great to find a series, so much easier!

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  5. Oh hun - your soph is seriously such a gorgeous little girl. She really is xx

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    1. Thanks Son, she is a bit of a cutie and with personality to match!

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