Storykins // This Moose Belongs To Me

It was the illustrations of Oliver Jeffers that had me hooked when scouring for new books for the boy. I know you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover, but, what can I say… I’m a sucker for a fantastic font choice.

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”Wilfred owned a moose. He hadn’t always owned a moose. The moose came to him a while ago and he knew, just KNEW, that it was meant to be his. He thought he would call him Marcel.”

”Most of the time Marcel is very obedient, abiding by the many rules of How To Be a Good Pet. But imagine Wilfred’s surprise when one dark day, while deep in the woods, someone else claims the moose as their own…”

My eldest (4) adores this story. He get’s engrossed in Marcel’s character. How he nonchalantly follow’s Wilfred’s rules just at the right time.

Every time. The boy gets completely drawn into Wilfred’s perilous situation showing genuine concern then giggling in relief when he realises Marcel has come to the rescue.

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I love the richness of the media used in the illustrations.

The wit and humour that underlines the story makes this as enjoyable to read with the boy as it is for him to read it. A real conversation provoking story with a beautiful sentiment on how not everything needs to be owned.

Storykins // Subway

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One of Carter’s all time favourite books is Subway by Christoph Niemann. It was brought back as a gift from New York by his Auntie Sheila when he was about four months old and has been a daily read ever since.  As you can see by the wear and tears, this book has received a lot of “love”.

Christoph Niemann is an illustrator, an author, and a father. His work has appeared on the covers of The New Yorker,  Newsweek, Wired, and The New York Times Book Review. In this playful love letter to public transportation, readers follow along as a father and his two children navigate New York City’s subterranean metro system. Illustrated in a  homage to typical public signage and classic transit maps, Subway appels to native New Yorkers and visitors alike.  So spend some time with Niemann and get lost exploring the subway routs of an amazing city.

Outfit // Tank & Beanie by Moon Fries | Running Shorts by American Apparel 

Photography // Jenny

 

FASHIONKINS // Spring in the Village

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Wisteria hung low, drifting in and out of shadows.
Lavender wisps flickering through warm breezes,
the village was alive and blossoming.
Cascading shades of green trickled over stonewalls,
under wrought iron gates and into the distant horizon.

The children emerged, slowly at first,
feet tapping along worn cobblestone streets.
Muffled sounds quickly became loud drums
marching through pale city scenes.
Tapping turned to twirls and soon they were emerged in dancing.

Their golden colored hair, dusted in sunlight,
floated above shoulders and tall brick barriers.
Laugher wrapped around in circles, endless,
like a freshly bound bouquet of flowers.

They were young and free,
full of sweet wanderlust and dreams.
Youth encompassed them,
and the world was in their hands.

Photography | Lee Clower
Styling | Lee Clower
Clothing | Velveteen
Faux Fur Jacket | Vintage Cynthia Rowley
Models | Olivia and Eliana
Writing | Elizabeth Jacob