Playing by the book

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

Rebellious reading and other audacious acts

If you were trying to support and encourage a young environmentalist, feminist or …anarchist (!) what books would you suggest for them? I might give the newly re-issued Barbapapa’s Ark, or the simple but very effective What are you playing at? Or if you were simply looking for a great read for your kids about […]

Stories in Tune – The Firebird, part 1

Welcome to the third post in our mini-series here on Playing by the book – Stories in tune – all about picture books inspired by classical music. This month we listened to Stravinsky’s ballet, The Firebird. Stravinsky’s Firebird draws on several Russian folk tales, though there is no single folk tale which exactly mirrors the […]

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