15 April 2015

Binky Bear - Binky Goes to London Gift Set


Being a mummy to 2 boys and a baby, we have many books in the house. I try to collect as many as possible so that they always have something new to read or for me to read to them at bedtime. They are usually of the same type, fairy tales and adventures where 'they all lived happily ever after' or are educational phonics and maths books. 

Binky Bear is a new-concept though...

It is a reading and exploring experience suitable for kids aged between 2-7 created by two mums, Liz Nankivell who writes the stories and Moira Blackwell who takes the photographs to accompany the story.

The beauty of this range is that each book is set in a real location and illustrated by photographs with a map to follow. You get to follow the adventures of Binky Bear through the book and then go on your own adventures retracing his steps as you pop to the town he has visited and find all the places Binky went to.

There are three books in the Binky Bear series and the latest title, Binky Goes To London, is set in Central London. Their inspiration is to get kids outdoors and exploring the world. Having fun without spending a fortune, a view into our British heritage visiting big locations in central cities and to create memories for both parent and child alike.


We were sent the cute Binky Goes to London Gift Set which is £22. This includes the book, Binky Goes to London and the Little Binky Bear to go with it, all packaged together in a red, polka dot gift bag. Perfect as a gift as it's ready to go, no need to wrap it.

The story starts where Binky is taken on a day out to London. He really wants to meet the Queen and so we follow him on his adventures around the city, through Trafalgar Square, seeing the horses which direct him where to go and we get to see him meet the royal Corgis, Rudi and Bertie. Throughout the book, there is photos of each location and a map showing Binky's route through the city which is just adorable.

Overall, the boys thoroughly enjoyed Binky Goes to London. In reality, we probably wont be able to go to London to follow in Binky's footsteps, but I wanted the boys to have this book as it shows a lot of what there is to do in our capital city, London, and if there ever was a time that we did pop down south, the boys would know places that they would like to visit from associating it with the book. 

You can find more information about Binky and purchase the books on the Binky bear website.

10 comments:

  1. i like the story and how you can use it to follow the tracks
    its great that there is a teddy to associate the book with

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    1. I love that Binky Bear associates with the book too :-)

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  2. Binky is so adorable and great idea to see some sights

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    1. Now we just need to plan a day down to London so we can visit the locations in the book :-)

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  3. Perfect idea for kids that can't visit London

    Grace Louise x

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    1. That's what I thought. A lovely way for children to see the sights without having to be there :-)

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  4. I clever way for children to travel to different places and use their imagination.

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  5. What a great idea. Will certainly be trying Binky out with my Granddaughter

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