The world of Beatrix Potter has been around since the early 1900s, and has grown in popularity over the years that followed. Her anthropomorphised animal characters are well-loved by children all over the world, from the naughty little Peter Rabbit to the unfortunate Jemima Puddle-Duck. Potter’s continuing favour among families can be seen in the extensive range of merchandise depicting Peter and Friends, including toys, tea sets, and clothing.
Anyone who has organised a party knows how stressful it can be, so here at For Reading Addicts we thought we would offer our help! Here are a few pointers for anyone thinking of organising a party for a child’s birthday, or even for Easter. From bunting to cakes, from table decorations to gifts, we have you covered…
The Table Settings
The Cupcake Stand
The Paper Plates
The Paper Cups
Her professional life began in Hollywood as a production assistant and made her debut as an actress in 2008 with the short film East River and starred in the Kenyan television series Shuga from 2009. After her finding her feet in the acting world Nyong’o attained a master’s degree in acting from the Yale School of Drama. She had her first feature film role in 12 Years a Slave, playing Patsey; her role in Steve McQueen’s historical drama won her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. The award was particularly significant as she became the first Kenyan and first Mexican actress to win an Academy Award.
Lupita Nyong’o grew up struggling with self-acceptance due to the attitudes of people around her, regarding her skin colour. Her darker complexion was often remarked upon by those around her, and at times she was compared to her lighter skinned sister. The journey to self-love was a difficult one, but eventually Lupita became the voice for young dark skinned people. Her Academy Award acceptance speech in 2014 saw her acknowledge her role as a sort of ambassador for self-love and strength of voice for those with a dark complexion.
Following his Lifetime Achievement Award presented to him by the Book Trust, author and illustrator Raymond Briggs spoke to BBC Newsnight. Newsnight’s culture correspondent Stephen Smith met Briggs at his cottage in Sussex for the interview below where he spoke as candidly as possible about his illustrations and the popularity that he gained.
“Most visitors will be divided into young children and those who remember the books from when they were young. There’s something for both.” The Times Read More
The little boy from Chicago told his parents of his goal to read 100 books so the family stocked up on stories he could read. Caleb’s dad, Sylus Green, told WLS-TV “[I had a] gut reaction to talk him down a little bit but he was like, ‘No, I want to read 100.’”
Good job dad didn’t talk him out of it (why would you?!) because Caleb was overjoyed when he finished his set of ten books, reaching his goal of 100 at last. Caleb told local outlets of how much he loves reading, just like his sister.
That’s right, Bad Dad by David Walliams takes the top spot in the book charts for Christmas week, beating Jamie Oliver’s 5 Ingredients to take the top spot. Walliams Bad Dad has been a favourite with children, topping the Amazon wish list for children’s books, and selling more than 60,000 copies to date. Read More
The coins are currently ranking highly in the scarcity list based on the fact that not many people own them and they are in very high demand.
The coins are going for around £4 on eBay, and may only increase in value since they are not being produced any more. The Royal Mint is set to introduce new and exciting sets of coins, not for circulation, featuring COLOUR pictures of the beloved characters.