Playing by the book

Reviews of kids' books and the crazy, fun stuff they inspire us to do

Barbapapa’s New House – A book so good I’m featuring it for a SECOND time!

Back in 2010 I chose a book very dear to my heart in celebration of my 100th post on Playing by the book: Barbapapa’s New House by Annette Tison and Talus Taylor. I am now feeling very old, as this will be my 770th post on Playing by the book and it is celebrating the […]

The Shape Game

On our most recent trip to the library we took home a book which, quite by chance, is a perfect companion to Katie and the Sunflowers (reviewed in the previous blog post): The Shape Game by Anthony Browne (the current UK Children’s Laureate). An apparently autobiographical story, The Shape Game follows the experiences of a […]

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