Playing by the book

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

When it all adds up to a 5* book

Abigail by Catherine Rayner is a gentle, joyous book about friendship, counting and enjoying the natural beauty all around us. Abigail, a giraffe, simply loves adding up her numbers but keeps encountering difficulties; the leaves she is enumerating get nibbled by her friend Zebra, whilst Cheetah’s spots just whoosh past in a blur. Abigail’s clever […]

Crocodiles just wanna have fun (with apologies to Cyndi Lauper)

Solomon Crocodile is the latest book from Kate Greenaway medal winner Catherine Rayner. Before going any further I should admit that I’m re-reading this book right now sighing with recognition; as a parent who just wants a little bit of piece and quiet, but with children rushing around thinking they’ve got the latest, greatest idea […]

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