Considering I never liked magic and magicians I have to admit that the experience I am about to talk about totally surprised me (in a good way). I was recently invited to attend a magician training and show with my son who was the Child Reporter for First News to cover the UK release of the animation film The House of Magic on 25th July 2014.
The Nut Job, directed by Peter Lepeniotis and starring Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson, Katherine Heigl hits UK cinemas on 1st August 2014.
The Nut Job is a 90 minutes PG rated family animation adventure comedy that will hit the screens just in time for the summer school holidays! It’s all about squirrels in their nutty world and in this case specifically about an outcast squirrel, Surly (Will Arnett) who drastically changes habits from being a selfish squirrel to a generous and soft-hearted animal due to changes in circumstances.
Books are so wonderful. Personally I rarely find uninteresting books and stories for children are particularly original and colourful to please the young readers’ eyes. Reading charity BOOKTRUST has recently unveiled the WINNERS OF THE BEST BOOK AWARDS jointly with AMAZON KINDLE a party-style awards ceremony in central London attended by authors and 300 child judges and introduced by no less than Michael Morpurgo whose motivational speech came down really well with school children who attended the event. The winning titles were voted for by children themselves and this makes the list even more interesting for parents who want to know what makes kids click when it comes to storytelling.