Playing by the book

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

How happy is your Christmas tree?

Do you put up a Christmas tree each year? Real or synthetic? For weeks or just a few days? Have you ever thought about the journey your tree (whatever sort) has made to be in your home? If you’re looking for a Christmas tale with more substance than just sparkly stars and gaudy baubles, The […]

When were you last a princess?

As it happens, I spent much of the weekend being a princess. M and J too – although, perhaps technically that meant that I was the queen? Either way we’ve been living it up like only princesses do, testing our sensitivity by sleeping on mattresses and quilts piled almost as high as the ceiling. In […]

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