Playing by the book

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

What if the sky were yellow and the sea were green?

One of the first books I’m going to share at school when term starts later this week is The Day the Crayons Quit, written by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. A school boy’s crayons are up in arms. They are fed up with the way they get used. Some complain of not being used […]

An Oliver Jeffers TED film

Oliver Jeffers is part of the team behind this year’s TED Conference opening video. Whilst Jeffers isn’t giving a TED talk, you can clearly see his hand in this lovely little film. Ted 2013 Opening Video from mac premo on Vimeo. For actual TED talks by author, illustrators and others involved in the children’s book […]

How to catch a star

For Christmas (does it already seem so long ago to you too?) my Mum gave J How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers. Quite how we didn’t already have this book I don’t know (we love Lost and Found, The Way Back Home and The Incredible Book Eating Boy also by Jeffers), but have […]

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