Playing by the book

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

How can a full scale road traffic accident make a brilliant book?

Without a doubt Bang by Leo Timmers will win – hands down – the 2013 prize for the “Most Brilliant Use of Just Two Words in a Book“. It will also win the “Most Unlikely Scenario for Making a Really Funny Children’s Book“. After all, a 10 car pile-up with smashed chassis and goods strewn […]

Magritte, Midas and a magical book from Belgium

The Magical Life of Mr Renny by Leo Timmers (translated by Bill Nagelkerke) is a modern day take on the King Midas story, an exploration of the seductive power of stuff, but how what really matters at the end of the day is not what we own but rather the friendships we foster. Mr. Renny […]

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