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 […]

Gifts for book loving children and families – 1

I don’t particularly like promoting consumerism and suggesting people buy stuff, but as I’ve been looking for fun items related to children’s literature for upcoming birthdays and Christmas I thought I’d share my finds with you once a week. Frivolous fun, but maybe you’ll spot something that is just right for you! The post on […]

Barbapapa!

For my 100th (!) post on Playing by the book I’ve chosen one of my all time favourite books from my own childhood, a book which – fortunately – has also become one my own children adore – Barbapapa’s New House by Annette Tison and Talus Taylor. Barbapapas are animals which can change their shape […]

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