Playing by the book

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

Which Quentin Blake book is your favourite?

As much as a treat for myself as a way of sharing my love of books, at Jenna’s prompting, I’ve now started work on a quilt for J’s 3rd birthday, made out of some of the fabric from the new Liberty’s range designed by children’s illustrators. It was really hard choosing just a few fabric […]

Making a racket!

Quentin Blake, his exuberant, funny illustrations and childhood go pretty much hand in hand I think. I know my own first 10 years were full of his drawings (for example in many of Roald Dahl’s books), and now he is one of the illustrators most frequently found on the bookcases which M and J have […]

Make today the day you do something you’ve always secretly longed to do!

Don’t you just love it when having kids “allows” you to do something you’ve always wanted to do, but as a “sensible” adult you felt you couldn’t quite get away with? Well this week I finally got to indulge in something on my if-only-I-were-a- kid-again wishlist… Thanks to my wonderful daughter M, the new Disney-Pixar […]

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