Playing by the book

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

Blue horses, babies and brilliance

In my experience of parenthood so far Eric Carle and the birth of babies go hand in hand. If a newborn is going to receive a book or two as a welcome-to-the-world gift, it’s a nigh-on certainty that there’ll be stories or illustrations from Carle included. I know when M was born we were sent […]

Eric Carle Postcard Set Giveaway!

**This giveaway is now closed** To continue celebrating the International Postcard Swap for Families (there are still a few days left in which you can sign up for it – see here for details) I’ve another great and very appropriate giveaway today. The kind folk at none other than The Eric Carle Museum of Picture […]

Slowly, slowly, slowly… (but quick if you want to win a signed Eric Carle proof!)

How can I have been blogging for over a year about picture books and never once featured an Eric Carle book? Crazy but true… so today I’m rectifying that situation with a review of one of our family’s through-thick-and-thin-favourites: Slowly, Slowly, Slowly, Said the Sloth. It’s been on my list of books to review for […]

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