Playing by the book

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

Sam & Dave Dig a Hole: diamonds, a dog and deadpan humour

Sam & Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen is full of near misses but ends up being one big hit. Forget the treasure that may or may not be buried under your feet, pick this book up and you’ll have a real gem in your hands. It starts like this: […]

Magnets, thieves, hats and Jon Klassen…

Tomorrow sees the publication of latest book by an author who perhaps created the biggest buzz in the picture book world last year. This is not my hat by Jon Klassen is clearly closely related to I want my hat back, Klassen’s widely hailed picture book from 2011 (here’s my review): There’s a hat, it’s […]

A review which goes against the grain

If there’s one picture book that has had the kidlitosphere buzzing excitedly this year it has to be I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen. I had read rave review after rave review after rave review of this book before I finally got a copy to review myself. I read There’s a Book’s review […]

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