Playing by the book

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

Playing ‘spot the difference’ with Richard Scarry’s Best Word Book Ever

This year sees the 50th anniversary of Richard Scarry’s Best Word Book Ever. I’ve yet to meet a child who doesn’t love Scarry’s charming, anthropomorphic world, and I know I’m far from the only adult around who adores Scarry and could happyily spend hours perusing his books even at an age that makes me only […]

Some books were harmed in the making of this post

You know how films often end with the disclaimer “No animals were harmed in the making of this film“… well I’m afraid today ALA or CILIP won’t be granting me the same disclaimer for books in this post so look away now if you’re the sort of person who never marks a book, never folds […]

Fishing for words

[In fishing for words I seem to have caught rather a lot – this is quite a long post so please enjoy with a nice cup of tea or coffee!] M has been learning to read at school since November. It’s been a delight and a source of amazement to me to see her skill […]

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