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November book of the month: The Book of Bedtime Stories by Mumsnet and Gransnet.

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RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 04-Nov-13 10:03:15

Our very own Book of Bedtime Stories is our November book of the month and we're giving you the chance to get your hands on one of fifty free copies. Everyone who reviews on this thread will be entered into a draw to win a fabulous goody bag which includes a limited edition print by one of the illustrators of the book plus a library of Walker Books.

For more information about how this wonderful treasury of stories came about and to apply for a free copy, visit the book of the month page.

Campaspe Mon 04-Nov-13 19:23:35

Oh wow, anything that has Michael Rosen's name attached is going to be good.

mumteacher Thu 07-Nov-13 15:19:35

Excited it has The Dancing Bear featured.

Georgethesmartestgiant Fri 08-Nov-13 06:01:23

Hope I get picked you can never have to many bedtime stories

petalsandstars Fri 08-Nov-13 06:07:28

I love reading my LO bedtime stories

moldingsunbeams Fri 08-Nov-13 06:17:52

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mollythetortoise Sun 10-Nov-13 20:50:31

Sounds great. I would love to receive a copy x

Galena Mon 11-Nov-13 17:05:19

sad Missed it as we were in hospital with DD sad

RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 11-Nov-13 22:56:36

The book giveaway is now closed. We'll be contacting all those who have been chosen to receive a copy tomorrow. Do come back to this thread and let us know what you think or post a review here

RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 11-Nov-13 22:58:52


sad Missed it as we were in hospital with DD sad

Sorry to hear this Galena. I've sent you a PM so check in your inbox.

Galena Tue 12-Nov-13 10:10:05

Thank you Rachel smile

gloriafloria Fri 15-Nov-13 11:50:16

We missed the giveaway on this one, but will be reading everyone's reviews with interest. Think this book will be great for Christmas presents.

HazelDormouse Sat 23-Nov-13 21:47:14

Thank you for the lovely book. We received it today. This afternoon we read 'When Polly jumped Over the Moon' and 'The Sheriff of Rusty Nail' (As chosen by Ds). Puzzling and amusing reactions to the latter story in particular. (He indicated that hens should not be on the pages as 'There are no farms in the West' and that he wanted 'a pig to ride' and on one page there were 'dinosaur footprints'...He seemed very taken with the story to say the least.) I was interested to see that the collection is not just for toddlers but for quite a diverse age range. Made sense when I saw the illustrations for 'The Night Thief and the Moon'. Definitely not for a young toddler. Quite scary illustrations. Will have to read that one on my own first.

I only wish I could write or illustrate as the collaborators have done in this collection.

moldingsunbeams Sun 24-Nov-13 17:44:01

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UniS Sun 24-Nov-13 23:08:37

The mumsnet book of bedtime stories.
IS a very attractive treasury book. not to big, I like the modest format size and the number of pages is about right, so this is not a weighty tome. I think its book to buy to give as a present. stories for reading aloud, not stories for newly independent readers.

The illustrations are charming. If I had not read it in the intro I would not have guessed that the pictures were commissioned from new illustrators to go with the text from unpublished writers.

I will be gifting this book to one of my nieces. my 7 year old son would not be very interested in the story content, hes a bit beyond tales of toddlers wanting to do things for them selves. But I've not yet decided which niece, the 18 month old so she has a story book of her own or the elder sister , who at 4 is probably just the right age for these tales.

not sure yet.

Eriyi Mon 25-Nov-13 09:59:49

I received my copy of this book on Saturday and it is lovely. Beautiful illustrations and all the stories we have read, have been well written and compelling. My son is 4 and has enjoyed the 6 stories we have read. I'm looking forward to reading the rest.

Thanks very much for my copy it is charming. I haven't read all the stories yet but those I have read are really good and I love the illustrations. The selection seems quite varied which is nice in an anthology, the whole thing seems very well put together. Now I just need to decide whether to give it to my 5 year old at Christmas or gift it to somebody else.

aristocat Tue 26-Nov-13 22:44:41

Another here who agrees that this is such a wonderful book. Not too many stories and a good variation with some fabulous illustrations smile
I love the dust cover with the stars and sleeping child .... makes you want to open the book and start reading immediately.

Thanks again MNHQ, we definitely need a volume 2!

lorka Wed 27-Nov-13 11:15:52

Thank you so much for our copy of bedtime stories. What a lovely book and great illustrations throughout the book. I have decided to give this to my daughter for Christmas but I think she will love the stories and especially the illustrations. I love the fact it has 10 stories that are all that little bit different and just enough to read before bed. I look forward to her opening this at Christmas and I'm sure she'll want to read it over and over again. grin

Mrswalker24 Thu 28-Nov-13 22:43:52

Received our copy of the book this week smile
As an aspiring childrens book illustrator I particularly love the diversity of illustrator styles. Will read this to the DD this weekend and post a review shortly.

Autismmumma Fri 29-Nov-13 11:47:43

Thanks so much for our copy, it's a lovely book with great illustrations throughout. Just popped a review on my blog
and looking forward to sharing it further with the children.

nushcar Sat 30-Nov-13 02:40:29

Good collection of stories with interesting twists. I read about half to my almost 3 year old, but, whereas the themes i.e. cow trying to jump over the moon or a toddler dressing herself were suitable for her age, a lot of the language and the density of prose versus pictures was perhaps aimed at an older child, so I had to work to keep her attention. The stories I have read so far are of a high calibre and it is a nice gift to receive. It would be best suited to 4/5+ range I think or a family with an older child too for some of stories.

JoliKieta Sat 30-Nov-13 19:43:22

Ladies, I'm doing a research on children's books for my Postgraduate degree and would really appreciate if you could spare 5min to comlete a quick parent survey on buying children's books.
Here's a link:
Thank you!

petalsandstars Mon 02-Dec-13 19:51:28

Lovely collection of stories and the illustrations really catch the eye of my DD. We can have a different one each night and not get bored starting back to the beginning again. Really enjoying reading it at bedtimes.

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