Playing by the book

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

Murderous books, and stories told on skin

The Last Giants By Francois Place (original title: Les derniers géants), winner in the picture book category of the 1993 Prix Sorcières, is a fictional account of a 19th-century naturalist whose discovery of a race of giants ultimately leads to their destruction, despite his personal sensitivity and respect for them. In 1849 Archibald Leopold Ruthmore […]

A creatively translated world for little ones

Today I’ve my last review for this month as part of Gathering Books’ Award Winning Book Challenge, and again it’s a picture book which has won the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis (German Youth literature prize). One, Two, Three, Me by Nadia Budde is a board book for the pre-school / nursery crowd. It is a quirky take […]

Award winning invisible magic

My blogging goals this year are twofold (1) to play a more active part in the online, book-celebrating community I so value and (2) to work on a more creative diet when it comes to playing and exploring with my kids. To help me with my first goal, I’m taking part in Gathering Books’ Award […]

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