The Surprising Lives of Animals from Quarto Kids

Posted on February 10th, 2020 - Anya

If you have a young budding animal lover in your house, I may have found the perfect book. Aimed at Age 6 plus “The Surprising Lives of Animals” is a wonderful insight into animal behaviour, their environment and the characteristics they have in common with us humans. Pitched at young learners the book aims to educate and delight young minds whilst capturing their imagination. Do you know someone who would enjoy this book? Read on to discover more and for your chance to win a copy.  

 

The Surprising Lives of Animals from Quarto Kids

About The Surprising Lives of Animals

Animals from all over the world are brought to you in this wonderful book of discovery. See which baby animals enjoy a little play time just like us from chase to tobogganing! Find out about the love they share, the baths they enjoy, the clever ones and the sneaky characters. There are so many comparisons to draw with humans; it will captivate any youngster with an animal connection.

Pages from The Surprising Lives of Animals

What we Love

  • Educational
  • Engaging
  • Beautifully illustrated
  • Bite sized digestible pieces of information
  • Helpful glossary and further reading suggestions

Need to Know

RSP £12.99
Suitable from Age 6+
Product Specifications

Hardback

48 pages

Full colour

AuthorAnna Claybourne
IllustratorStef Murphy
PublisherQuarto Kids
StockistsQuarto online, Amazon, 
ISBN9781782408161

 

Taster video of The Surprising Lives of Animals Book

 

Win your copy of The Surprising Lives of Animals with Quarto Kids and Coombe Mill

For your chance to win this delightful non- fiction book for the young animal enthusiast in your live, simply follow the instructions below. Good luck to all taking part.

 

Surprising lives of animals

Disclosure

We were sent a copy of the Surprising Lives of Animals book for the purpose of this review, however all thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Our copy of the book is available to borrow from the Coombe Mill Games Room for our holiday guests.   


Hidden Wonders Book from Lonely Planet Kids

Posted on January 27th, 2020 - Anya

The Planet we live in really is an extraordinary place. From what nature began to what we evolved, there are some quirky places out there just waiting to be discovered. Hidden Wonders by Lonely Planet kids is a guide to the planet’s wildest, weirdest places. Jump on board to discover more and for your chance to win this book for budding tween adventurers along with a fun and challenging promotional jigsaw.

Hidden Wonders from Lonely Planet Kids

About Hidden Wonders

Stand in the soft sand at Playa de Gulpiyuri in Spain and you’d think you were on a beach at the water’s edge. In fact you’d be in the middle of a field! A sink hole has been flooded with water via a tunnel from the Cantabrian Sea to create this amazing feature. This is just one of 150 exciting discoveries in the book.   

 

Pages from Hidden Wonders Book

What we Love

  • Expect the unexpected when it comes to places and things featured in the book.

  • Discover the origins of the amazing places including, folk law, myths and legends.

  • Photographs of every place bring the locations to life.

  • Hidden Wonders is perfectly written with just enough detail for 9 to 12 year olds.

Need to Know

Age suitability 9 – 11 years
RSP £14.99
AuthorNicole Maggi
StockistsLonely Planet Kids on line shop, Amazon, 
Product specification 

Hardback 

240 pages

Full colour

240mm x 185mm

PublisherLonely Planet Kids
ISBN9781788683258

 

Taster video of the Hidden Wonders Book

Hidden Wonders Jigsaw

For a great way to keep your tween off their phone, try this challenging promotional jigsaw. The tiny pieces and complex front cover design will keep all the family busy. I’m not saying how long it took us, but it was pleasantly addictive to try and solve. 

 

Hidden Wonders Jigsaw

Win your copy of the Hidden Wonders Book and Jigsaw with Lonely Planet Kids and Coombe Mill

For your chance to discover the strange and wondrous places highlighted in the book and the fun to make jigsaw, simply follow the instructions below. Good luck to all taking part.

Hidden Wonders from Lonely Planet Kids

Disclosure

We were sent a copy of the book and jigsaw for the purpose of this review, however all thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Our copy of the book and jigsaw is available to borrow from the Coombe Mill Games Room for our holiday guests.   


Choose Your ASDA Photo Valentine’s Day Gifts

Posted on January 15th, 2020 - Anya

In the run up to Christmas we shared some wonderful seasonal Gifts from ASDA Photo, you liked them so much we are back with a new line up made especially for Valentine’s Day.  Show that someone special in your life how you care with a personalised gift. A picture tells a thousand words, share yours on an amazing choice of great ASDA household items.  

If this sounds like the answer to your Valentine’s Day gift worries, read on to discover the range available, and for your chance to WIN £35 to spend on your choice of products in the ASDA photo range

 

Choose Your ASDA Photo Valentine's Day Gifts

Check out our handy ASDA Photo Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

ASDA Photo ProductPrice FromDescriptionExample Image
Sequin Reveal Cushion  £16.00

Keep that special memory in your home with a  beautiful personalised sequin reveal cushion. Add photos and words onto one side of the cushion, then brush the two way sequins to reveal your chosen design.  A clever and thoughtful gift.

ASDA photo cushion
Personalised Mugs £8.00

Create that romantic Valentine’s morning with a surprise cuppa in a personaised mug. Choose from the wide range including ceramic, porcelain, latte, and the travel mug, there is one just right for everyone’s morning routine. 

 

Valentine's Day Personalised Mugs
Personalised Cards£1.90Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to break the bank, choose your own message and photo on a very special card at a bargain price. personalised valentine's day cards
Photo Blanket£28.00Curl up on winter evenings with your loved one and your own special valentine’s blanket printed with a special photo memory. A moment in time to relive together.  personalised valentine's Day blanket
Keyrings£4.50Asda photo Personalised key rings are a little gift for your loved one to use day in day out. Another great reason to never lose your keys again! keyring
Photo Magnets£1.00What a bargain! At this price you can cover your fridge with all your favorite romantic moments. Valentine's Day Magnet gift
Canvas Prints£12.00For something to display on the wall and turn to day after day, why not choose a canvas print of your favourite photo? These are available in a range of sizes and designs including collage and retro prints.Canvas pint valentine's Day Gift idea
Photo Books£3.00From a Wedding Day album to a dream holiday, the ASDA Photo book would make a wonderful keepsake this Valentine’s Day.photo books
Phone Cases£12.00Nothing is with us in the modern era more than our phone. Make your loved one’s case special with a besoke design printed on an ASDA photo case.phone cases
Retro Photos25pA perfect way to show you care this Valentine’s Day for just pence. Have your favourite photos together made retro looking with your choice of message and slip them inside a card. retro prints for Valentine's DAy Gifts

 

Win a £35 Voucher towards any of the above with ASDA Photo and Coombe Mill

If you fancy making Valentine’s Day special with one or more of these thoughtful photo gifts, simply follow the instructions below. A voucher code will be sent to the winner. No cash change is available, though the winner can top up the voucher themselves to use the full £35 worth on any products from the range.

Good luck to all taking in part.

 

ASDA Photo Valentines Day Gift Voucher for £35

Disclosure

I have not been paid to write this article, all content is my own, but the prize is with thanks to ASDA Photo department. 


Animal Atlas from Lonely Planet Kids

Posted on December 2nd, 2019 - Anya

For growing kids with a developing appetite for discovering the planet and the animals that inhabit it, we have the perfect book. Animal Atlas from Lonely Planet Kids is a wonderful resource for children age 8 – 12 year olds. Not only is it packed with fun facts, they are illustrated beautifully and even have life size pictures to give the reader a real sense of reality even if it is something many miles away. Read on to discover more about Animal Atlas and for a chance to win your copy of this wonderful new publication.

 

win Animal Atlas from Lonely Planet Kids

More about Animal Atlas

The book takes you across continents and oceans exploring the incredible animals that live there.  Feel the enormity of our planet with the double spread fold out pages. From a life size look at an eagles claw to the frozen habitat and wonder of the polar bear this book covers it all. See how animals adapt to their environment and see the impact we have on their lives. This book touches science and geography and delves into our history. A great way to understand and respect the planet we all know and love.  

What we love

  • Educational

  • Factual

  • Fun to read with fold out pages and secret fold out fact flaps

  • Beautifully eye catching

  • Quality finish to each page

Animal Atlas fold out pages

Need to know

RSP £12.99
Age Range 8 – 12
AuthorAnne Rooney
IllustratorLucy Rose
StockistsLonely planet Kids online, Amazon, 
RSP£12.99
Product specifications

32 pages

32pp color 

Dimensions: 282mm × 259mm

ISBN9781788682602

 

 

Video clip highlighting the key features of Animal Atlas

 

Win your copy of Animal Atlas from Lonely Planet Kids with Coombe Mill

For your chance to win a copy of this lovely educational book simply follow the instructions below. Good luck to all taking part.

Animal Atlas from Lonely Planet Kids

Disclosure

We were sent our copy of Animal Atlas for the purpose of this review. However all thoughts expressed here are my own. The Coombe Mill copy can be borrowed by our holiday guests from the book library in the games room.


 ASDA Photo turn photos into gifts this Christmas

Posted on November 18th, 2019 - Anya

Show someone special you care with a personal gift this Christmas. With ASDA Photo it couldn’t be easier. They have a wide selection of household products, accessories and handy everyday items ready to be personalised as gifts this festive season. Personalised photo gifts are perfect for family and friends. With quick turnaround times and something to suit every budget you’ll be sorted for that unique present in a stocking or under the tree.

If this sounds like the answer to your Christmas shopping worries, read on to discover the range available and for your chance to WIN a personalised photo blanket worth £28.00.

 

ASDA Photo Win a personalised blanket

Check out our handy ASDA Photo Gift Guide

ASDA Photo ProductPrice FromDescriptionExample Image
Calendars£8.50Enjoy your favourite photos every day of the year with Asda Photo Calendars. Select from a wall, kitchen and desktop calendars. These calendars are simple to customise and ideal for printing several copies for all the family.ASDA Photo Calandar Gift
Cushions £14.00Check out these quality Photo Cushions. Choose from a wide range of design options (including the trendy sequin reveal cushions) and make them yours with a favourite photo and words. Printed on one side.ASDA Photo Personalised Cushion Gift
Photo books£6.00Make up a Photo Book for someone special. Photo Books make a wonderful keepsake for reliving those happy times. They are orderable in different sizes and styles; including the popular lay flat photo book which is great for showcasing landscape photos.ASDA photo book
Slate Photo Panels£11.00Show your best photographs off with these slate photo panels. The chiselled edge naturally frames the photo making them ideal for family portraits or holiday moments to keep forever.ASDA Photo Personalised Photo Slate
Mugs£7.00Asda photo Personalised Mugs and travel mugs could be just your ‘cup of tea’. Choose from the wide range including ceramic, porcelain, latte, kids and the travel mug – Perfect for a warming hot chocolate, that morning wake up coffee or grabbing a cuppa on the way out to work or the school run.ASDA Photo personalised mugs
Jigsaws £10.00What better than a jigsaw with your own special scene to create. The puzzles come in a range of sizes and difficulty levels to keep everyone entertained from little ones to adults. There is even a pairs game that is ideal for stocking filler.ASDA Photo personalised jigsaw
Canvas Prints£12.00For something to display on the wall why not choose a canvas print of your favourite photo? These are available in a range of sizes and designs including collage and retro prints.ASDA Photo canvas personalised
Towels£13.00Never muddle your towel up again with a Personalised Towel. These soft and fluffy towels are available as a Tea Towel or traditional beach towel. Perfect for the home or taking away on holiday.ASDA Photo personalised holiday beach towel
Keyrings£4.40The Asda Photo keyrings make a perfect little stocking filler or Secret Santa gift. Choose your favourite picture and turn it into a stylish Personalised Key ring. They are available in a range of shapes and with a choice of backs (from double-sided to glitter).ASDA Photo Personalised Key ring
Blankets£28.00A Photo Blanket makes a wonderful keepsake for a loved one, remind them of a favourite time, place or event to wrap up inside. Choose from the range of sizes and designs finished with traditional edge stitching.ASDA Photo Personalised blanket

Win a Personalised blanket worth £28 with ASDA Photo and Coombe Mill

If you fancy a blanket with one of your favourite photos as a gift or to snuggle up on winter evenings yourself simply follow the instructions below. Good luck to all taking in part.

 

ASDA Photo Personalised Blanket

Disclosure

I have not been paid to write this article, all content is my own, but the prize is with thanks to ASDA Photo department.