“But Mummmmmyyyyyyyy….what can I dooooooo?” Spud’s at a football tournament with Himself so she’s at a loss without someone to torture.

“How about playing with Barbies / Hama Beads / Aquabeads / the house full of tat you refuse to throw away pet?”

Actually, on this occasion I have a secret weapon on hand to keep her entertained while I crack on with stripping the beds – Migloo’s Day!  We were sent a copy of this gorgeous new book by William Bee to review for Mumsnet/Walker’s Books, thankfully it’s good because this is my first review and I’m a rubbish liar. As you can see it’s bursting with colour, think ‘Where’s Wally?’ but with a storyline and more (lots more!) really cute characters.

The story follows Migloo throughout his day of adventures in Sunnytown (where he manages to blag an impressive amount of snacks along the way – I like him already). Each page is an absolute treat for the eyes, full of action and loveable characters such as Reg (sells the veg) and Flossie (the candyfloss lady) . There are lots of things to spot along the way as well as added challenges at the end of the book.

Flump seemed pretty taken with it, as you can see it even came with her in the car and come bedtime we were still pouring over it. (Mummy will find that damned purple headed pigeon if it kills her!) In fact we’ve been enjoying this book for over a week now and we’re still nowhere near done with it. It’s great for bedtime when Flump’s attention span is not the best so we read a page and then do a little bit of searching or just look at the characters (who are all listed at the front with a little description of who they are).

This is a very sweet book which I can imagine most kids (and parents!) will really enjoy, although Flump needed some help with reading the story, she was more than happy to just look at the scenes and enjoy the illustrations. From a parent’s point of view  – the ultimate doctor’s waiting-room book.

(Oh, and when Spud eventually did return from footy and started to show an interest in Migloo too, the book was swiftly confiscated and taken to the safety of her indoor tent!)


We received a copy of Migloo’s Day in return for an honest review.

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  1. Im a rubbish liar too so not sure anyone would want me to review their products 😂 the book looks fab though and Flump was obviously a fan after retreating with the book. Gem (aka Colleyswobbles) #marvmondays

  2. That sounds like a brilliant book – ones with lots of things to look for in the illustrations are always great for keeping kids amused and even better when there’s a proper storyline to go with it too 🙂

  3. Looks a great book with plenty to do to keep the little ones entertained. Anything that lasts for more than a week is a big hit for me:)

    mainy – myrealfairy


  4. I love a book like this – I used to love Where’s Wally? when I was younger. This looks like a fab book for children to enjoy, and also for adults to enjoy too. I find that these sort of books really engage children, and aid their sense of adventure. One day when my little one is older, I’m sure that I’ll be reading these types of books to her. Thanks so much for linking up again at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

  5. Wow! This looks like a really good book. Ethan would love this. He love searching for things when he is reading. I will need to check them out.

    Thank you so much for linking up with us again on #FabFridayPost x

  6. I always enjoy popping over to read your posts, Charlie. I just really connect with your writing style, your banter and humour. Reviews can often be a bit formulaic but I love that we get your life mingled in! ‘House full of tat’ tickled me!!

    This book does sound fab, actually…Especially if they seem to still be getting something from it a week down the line. Thanks for sharing. #fortheloveofblog

    1. Aww thank you Jane that’s lovely to hear as writing is very new to me so I’m never that confident that I’m doing it ‘right’! Yes I feel the same about reviews, if I’m reading a blog post I don’t want to feel like it’s an advertisement or disingenuous so I was very wary of that before writing this post! Thanks so much for your lovely comments. X

  7. So funny to see Flump taking the book to her hideaway! I think that definitely means she’s enjoying it.

    Though my son wouldn’t quite understand the purpose of this book yet, I think he’d really enjoy looking at all the different colors! Thanks for sharing <3 #FabFridayPost

  8. It looks great! The colours are lovely and the fact that it appeals to both children is good too. I often take books away and hide, I just wish I had an indoor tent/fort now to escape to, too! #fortheloveofblog

  9. What a lovely book to review! We’ve not come across it before and we love reading and discovering new books so thanks for sharing it. It sounds like it was the perfect distraction for your little one, what better way to pass the time than get stuck into a new book 🙂 Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Emily

  10. We got to review this great book too and were equally impressed! I keep finding Pie all over the house curled up with it searcging each page for Migloo. Great 1st review and fab pictures #fortheloveofBlog

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