Playing by the book

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

The 2014 Summer Picture Book Party

My girls were away for a couple of days last week staying on their own at their grandparents and whilst I LOVED having a bit more time to myself, I couldn’t resist a special welcome home picture book party; a day spent reading, playing, eating and dancing. On the evening they arrived home I gave […]

8 Children’s Book Illustrators with online shops

It seems a good time of year to quickly share with you some lovely online shops where you can buy beautiful objects and art from various children’s book illustrators. Have fun browsing! Leigh Hodgkinson, illustrator of ‘Goldilocks and the Just One Bear’, ‘Don’t Put your Pants on your Head, Fred’, and ‘Troll Swap’, among many […]

An Interview with Jenni Desmond

Last week I reviewed a gorgeous debut picture book, Red Cat, Blue Cat by Jenni Desmond and I’m delighted to be able to bring you an interview with her today. Playing by the book: Hi Jenni, I was so delighted to discover your picture book Red Cat, Blue Cat – Can you tell my readers […]

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