Niamh Clune

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Choo Choo all aboard the Alphabet Train!

A gorgeous review for Find My Name in the Alphabet Train. Thank you to

Fraser’s Fun House

Reading is an integral part of who I am, it’s been a passion since a very young age and I have always been keen to pass that same love onto my children. Having three children of different age groups we now own a rather large collection of bulging bookshelves, however I am always looking (and buying) new books to keep that enthusiasm going. I was therefore excited when Dr Niamh Clune offered to send me a copy of her newest book especially personalised for Leo in exchange for an honest review.

Dr Niamh is a lady with many strings to her bow! Growing up she discovered a passion for ‘big’ words, perhaps helped by having lived with her family in London Irish pubs as a child and having plenty of exposure to the music, poetry and myth that goes hand in hand with the lifestyle – Seamus Heaney, the poet…

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About Dr Niamh

When I was a little girl (a very, very long time ago), I used to love learning new, really big words like ‘discombobulate’. As I grew, my love of words grew too, until I loved them so much, I could not stop writing them down. One day, as I was scribbling a particular word, a very peculiar thing happened. The word shouted at me, “Stop! Don’t put me there!” As you can imagine, I was shocked and nearly fell off my chair. When I recovered somewhat, I said to the word, “Could you stop shouting, please? I am not used to it.” Can you guess what happened next? No! I thought not. The word said, “I might be small, but I will misbehave if you do not use me properly. I will not tell the story you would like me to tell. I will say something entirely different!” I dropped my pen. I hoped that by dropping my pen, the word would stop talking. Alas! It did not. It carried on chitterchobbling, even after the ink had dried. I was in a pickle. I could not allow my words to run away with my story, now could I? I don’t know about you, but when this sort of thing happens, there is only one thing left to do if you prefer not to spend your time arguing. “Very well,” said I. “I will do as you ask if you will just be quiet and allow me to concentrate.” Since that day, I have been paying special attention to every word I invite into my stories. After all, a story should say exactly what it means to say and not be led astray. With love from Dr. Niamh, Ph.D in Learning Through The Imagination and Founder of Dr Niamh Children's Books. www.drniamhchildrensbooks.com

2 comments on “Choo Choo all aboard the Alphabet Train!

  1. Darlene
    April 5, 2018

    A fabulous review! Such a great idea for a kids book. I hope every little one has one in his or her library. Would make a perfect baby gift. Well done, my friend!!

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    • Dr Niamh
      April 5, 2018

      Many thanks Darlene. I am redesigning how I blog and integrate my website with my blog here. So I hope to be arond more!

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