Playing by the book

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

An utterly perfect rainy day read and activity!

A book about making the most of a situation, of living by the motto ‘Carpe diem’, of seeing the glass half-full rather than half-empty, Ernest & Celestine: The Picnic by Gabrielle Vincent is a perfect read for a rainy summer’s day. It may be pouring down outside, but that doesn’t mean Ernest and Celestine cannot […]

The power of flowers and unexpectedly enjoyable reading

Want to know what book is the hottest property in our home at the moment? The book we’re fighting over, the book that it’s almost impossible to take a photo of, because as soon as someone finds it they’ve hidden themselves away with it in a wardrobe with a torch, or under their bed with […]

The bug continues to bite… city illustrations in Rapido’s Next Stop

Rapido’s Next Stop by Jean-Luc Fromental, illustrated by Joëlle Jolivet is the latest dose of medicinal reading, helping me manage my chronic condition (Biblio-urbanitus: Having a huge weakness for illustrations of cities). A lift-the-flap book (translated from French and created by the same team as behind that all time favourite of ours which is 365 […]

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