Playing by the book

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

Heroes and Greek Myths for kids

Greek Myths: Stories of Sun, Stone and Sea by Sally Pomme Clayton, illustrated by Jane Ray is my choice to go with today’s Picture Book Month theme of Heroes, because there are few collections of stories packed with more heroes than the library of stories which make up Greek mythology. Renowned oral storyteller Sally Pomme […]

Free activity sheets from Jane Ray, Caryl Hart and Alex Milway

Back at the start of the month I wrote a post all about activity books for kids, why I like them and why we’ll be using some during the summer holidays (which have now officially begun in our neck of the woods). Then I started thinking about the free resources that are available; many illustrators […]

Searching for a happy ending…

This year’s family Christmas production at an art centre near us is an adaptation of the short story The Lost Happy Endings by Carol Ann Duffy (the UK’s poet laureate), originally illustrated by Jane Ray. After the success we had taking M and J to see When We Lived in Uncle’s Hat I thought we’d […]

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