Dougies Diary Books Review

As you will know by now I am a firm believer of Children finding a love of books.  Even as a baby they can look at the colours and pictures as you tell them a story.

When mine were little part of their bedtime routine was stories before bed. As they got older we would sometimes make our own stories from the pictures or talk about what was happening.  When I was contacted to ask if I would like to review a range of books for Dougies Diary I could not refuse.  As I am now passing on the joy of reading to my three grandchildren.

About Dougies Diary

dougies diary

The brainchild of Mandy Khaira who is the owner of Little Me Day Nurseries. There are five books n the Dougies Diary series, which are aimed at children aged from three – five years old.

The books introduce Dougie who is a Dinosaur and his family and friends, covering a range of topics such as kindness, first experiences and equality and diversity. The books are written is a way to encourage children to engage in conversations about their own experiences and emotions.

Hello I’m Dougie

hello im dougie

A lovely book introducing you to Dougie, in this book we meet Dougies family and find out what he likes to do. Such as  playing games with his sister, playing football and scoring goals, and playing musical instruments.  The book also has questions on each page like finding the shark and looking for a letter. At the back of the book there is a section where you can answer questions about the book and write what you have done that day.

Daisy Comes Home

daisy comes home

This book is very topical for us as it talks about Dougies new baby sister being born.  My Granddaughter is not accepting that her Mummy is having another baby. The book starts with Dougies Mum telling him she is going to go to hospital to have a baby.  The story follows the fun he has that day and meeting his new baby Sister.  There is also something hidden on each page for you to find and a questions you can answer at the back.

Dougie Starts Pre-School

dougie starts preschool

This is a lovely story about Dougies first day at pre-school from where he wakes up excited, to feeling nervous when it was time for his Mum to go.  The story follows what he got up to and his special sticker he got at the end of the day.  With things to talk about and find on each page, there is also questions at the end of the book and you can write about how your first day at pre-school was as well.

We Are All Special

we are all special

This story is probably my favourite story as it talks about kindness.  There will be a time when your child will suddenly realise not everyone is the same.  The story looks at those who wear glasses, use a wheelchair or have different skin colours.  Answering questions and showing everyone is special and to be kind to everyone.

Thank You Day

thank you day

Something all children should do, even mine who were always taught manners can forget and need prompting.  This story looks at saying thank you to those who have helped them that day.  It is just two words, but often these two words can make someones day go from miserable to happy by feeling appreciated.

Mandy, nursery founder and mother of two, comments:

Literacy in early years is about engaging children through pictures in books and developing their language skills by encouraging them to re-tell storiesin their own words. These books will help children relate to the characters in the books and their emotions and experiences to support their own emotions and well-being by thinking and talking about these topics.’

Available to buy on Amazon.

My Opinion

I have read hundreds of childrens books over the years, but have to say this series really is good.  I loved looking through the stories.  They really do get the topic across in a way children will understand, but in a fun way.  There are so many talking points as well.  So children will automatically talk about the topic and ask questions.  These are definitely a series of books all children should have.

Dougies Diary Books Review

About Author

I am Sam and owner of StressedMum, I hope you enjoyed reading my latest post, I always love to read comments from my readers


  • Sarah Bailey
    13 August 2020 at 7:13 pm

    These sound like some really interesting books for those with young kids. I have to admit I think a love of reading comes from being introduced to it at a young age.

    • admin
      13 August 2020 at 7:26 pm

      They are great books, I sat and read them all. I agree that a love of reading comes from an early age too x

  • Neha
    14 August 2020 at 8:07 am

    Hey Dougie! You sure are cute and I remember my nephews reading these books. A great idea and lovely stories

    • admin
      14 August 2020 at 9:55 am

      They are lovely books and great stories

  • Beth Sachs
    14 August 2020 at 11:30 am

    They look like a lovely set of books, nice and colorful. It’s great to start them reading at an early age.

    • admin
      14 August 2020 at 2:26 pm

      I agree I think it is so important to introduce children to books at a very early age

  • Kacie Morgan
    14 August 2020 at 1:20 pm

    This sounds like a lovely range of books and it’s great that they are aimed at encouraging kids to think about their own emotions.

    • admin
      14 August 2020 at 2:25 pm

      They are a lovely set of books and I can not wait to share them with my granddaughter

  • Kristine Nicole Alessandra
    14 August 2020 at 1:30 pm

    My grandson would love these books. I want him to learn to love reading and books like these are perfect. I love the illustrations and the storyline that every young child can relate to.

    • admin
      14 August 2020 at 2:24 pm

      These are gret books the way they tackle subjects making a natural opening to discuss the story

  • Deborah Taylor
    14 August 2020 at 11:02 pm

    These look absolutely amazing I need these for my granddaughter something for everyone well said

    • admin
      17 August 2020 at 11:16 am

      They are amazing books, I sat and read them all and love the way they are written and what they are talking about.

  • Niraj Shah
    15 August 2020 at 10:11 am

    I think the “We are all special” book would be a very important to book to read, especially as it talks about the importance of being kind!

    • admin
      17 August 2020 at 11:14 am

      I agree that is something all children should know x

  • Nayna Kanabar
    16 August 2020 at 11:52 am

    What a lovely range of books, I agree that introducing books at an early stage in your child’s life is a great idea.

    • admin
      17 August 2020 at 11:10 am

      They are a great set of books and it is important for children to find a love of books early

  • Jess Howliston
    16 August 2020 at 5:53 pm

    These sound like fantastic books and love that each has a little story within it. I agree that we should give our kids opportunities to read and see books for an early age, mine two are 10 and 6 now and both love to read and look at books!

    • admin
      17 August 2020 at 11:09 am

      I love that the stories talk about important things in a childs life, in a fun way and also a way that they will talk about them x

  • Kara
    18 August 2020 at 5:59 pm

    These look like great little books. My granddaughter loves being read to, so these look perfect for a stocking filler

    • admin
      19 August 2020 at 10:17 am

      These are great books and great for stocking fillers

  • Hollie Burgess
    22 August 2020 at 8:32 pm

    These look so good! My little ones would love these and perfect as little gifts too!

    • admin
      24 August 2020 at 9:59 am

      They are a great series of books, I have read so many over the years and never ones like this


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