Playing by the book

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

HAT WEEK: Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau and David Roberts’ previous life as a milliner

What’s a life without love, even if that love is a bit wonky and not quite what you expected? Madame Chapeau, the latest creation from the finely paired team of Andrea Beaty and David Roberts, does her best to send little flights of joy and love out into the world, by making hats that perfectly […]

HAT WEEK: Hooray for Hat! by Brian Won

Elephant’s day doesn’t get off to a good start. He wakes up GRUMPY. When the doorbell rings, it only annoys him. When he thumps downstairs to see who it is, there is a mystery present waiting for him and this unexpected gift – a most spectacular hat – turns his day around and puts a […]

HAT WEEK: An interview with Satoshi Kitamura

Next month one of my all-time favourite illustrators will be visiting the UK, and in a dream come true, I’ll be getting to meet him. I’ve even bought a special hat for the occasion. (True! I’ll be sharing a photo after the event…) Satoshi Kitamura will be in UK with the Children’s Book Show, talking […]

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