I’m taking the next two weeks “off” the blog to spend plenty of time with my family and to prepare a few things for Playing by the book in the new year. However, as I don’t want the blog to fall completely silent I’ll be posting a few links each week to articles and blog posts about books and play from other sites that have really stood out for me in 2010. I have this crazy idea that you might find 5 minutes peace and quiet with a glass of wine or mug of hot chocolate to be transported from the extra busy family life that is such a part of this time of year to find some inspiration, food for thought or even a reason to laugh.
Shirley Hughes is one of the most popular illustrators in our home (although I’ve only reviewed one of her books here on Playing by the book), so earlier this year when I found Shirley Hughes’s top 10 picture book characters in my daily paper The Guardian I was very excited.
I love playing this sort of list game even it it is difficult to choose just 10. I’m sure our list would include the Barbapapas, Who would feature in your list of top 10 picture book characters?