Playing by the book

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

Making tiny books for creative play PLUS Axel Scheffler original for £2

The girls wanted some books for their Sylvanian families to play with so I recently made these: Each is about 2cm tall. I used the thin strip-like post-it note pads (like these) to create the pages, adding a little extra PVA glue at the binding edge. Book covers were made out of origami paper. This […]

Falling in love again with an old classic

What “classic” picture books have you read so often that the magic in them now doesn’t sparkle so bright? With some regret, I have to admit that many of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s picture books fall in to that category for me, so it was an utter treat to be able to cast off […]

The Illustration Cupboard and Bruce Ingman

In news better late than never, in early February I was very fortunate to be invited to the opening of an exhibition of the artwork by Bruce Ingman for Hooray for Bread. The exhibition was held at the Illustration Cupboard, a small but very wonderful gallery dedicated to children’s book art, just behind Fortnum and […]

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