Playing by the book

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

Flower fairy wands and stunning Walter Crane illustrations

Thinking recently about books and stories which have been shared across at least three generations of our family, I was reminded of the Flower Fairy books by Cicely Mary Barker. It was a little like suddenly seeing the trees for the wood, as Flower Fairies have long been a favourite with my girls; they love […]

A crown of fire

We have a few birthday traditions in this house (chocolate cake, of course, bunting and Dutch slingers – paper bunting / garlands often with words, shapes or characters – see here for some pictures), and last weekend we added what I hope will become a new tradition – a crown of flowers for the birthday […]

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