Since we started Storynory almost a year ago, I’ve started to worry that I like children’s stories more than grown-up ones. Must be my juvenile sense of humour. I’ve just been chuckling away in the bath while reading The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog by Jeremy Strong. Who -of any age – could resist it? Steaker is a […]
Here’s a fabulous idea at Parent Hacks. Toys can do enormous good in the most blighted spot on earth, Iraq. I’m delighted to learn that American Soldiers in the Corps of Engineers are handing out toys to local children. It’s not the usual image we have of the US military, and I’m pretty sure that […]
Boys are generally great experts on planets, though not quite as knowledgeable as they are on dinosaurs. They will be delighted to know that watchers-of-the-skies have spotted two new planets orbiting distant stars. The discovery will almost make up for the disgraceful down-grading of Pluto nearer to home.
Jack Neal, aged 3, is a dab-hand on the computer. This was brought home to his parents when he bought a car on eBay for 9000 pounds. His parents had left their eBay account logged in and Jack found a car which caught his eye. Fortunately the seller of the Nissan Pink Figaro saw the […]
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The first episode of Jane Eyre on BBC television here in the UK proved highly enjoyable. Rochester (Toby Stephens) was more charming and less rough and ready than usual. Jane (Ruth Wilson) has a wide mouth that can turn into the faintest of smiles. The lovely pale countryside was the real star. It’s the sort […]
Here’s a giant mosaic of children’s books. Mouse over a cover for details and click through to Amazon. It is, we suppose, a smart way to make a few pennies from Amazon’s referral programme. Nonetheless, top marks for creative thinking.
More gloom and doom from Britain’s Daily Telegraph about the state of the younger generation. Apparently IPOD – as in IPOD Generation – now stands for Insecure, Pressured, Over-taxed and Debt-ridden. We thought it stood for Intelligent Prince On Demand – as you can download Prince Bertie onto your iPod any time you want – […]
Today would have been Roald Dahl’s 90th Birthday and his publishers are organising world-wide celebrations. The author of such classics as “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “James and the Giant Peach” celebrated his own family’s birthdays in special ways. Sometimes he would write a birthday child’s name on the lawn with weed killer, says […]
Talking of frogs, Spiral Frog, a new music download service, will launch in December. Unlike iTunes, the music downloads will be free, and paid for by advertising aimed at the 13-34 age group. EMI and Universal Music have signed up to offer their wares on Spiral Frog. We hope that new service will be friendly […]