Playing by the book

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

The Present

Within just a few hours of arriving back in the UK last week I was off to the annual conference organised by The Federation of Children’s Book Groups (FCBG). The FCBG is a UK charity which works both locally and nationally to promote reading for pleasure amongst children. Local groups run meetings for both adults […]

Flower Power

A couple of weeks ago we came across The Three Little Wolves and The Big Bad Pig by Eugene Trivizas, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury in a charity shop. I had not heard of the author but Helen Oxenbury’s illustrations are always gorgeous so we paid out our 70p for it, and once we got it […]

Playing in the mud

My kids *adore* making mud and then trying to cover as much of the patio and themselves in it as possible. I thought this must be a near universal delight for children so I was sure there would be some good books out there about getting muddy and relishing the squelching and oozing and the […]

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