Playing by the book

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

The Story of Money from bartering to bail out

The Story of Money written by Martin Jenkins, illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura is a humorous, wide-ranging tale about the evolution of money, starting with what people did before money was invented, exploring why it came into being and how money systems developed before coming right up to date with a discussion of modern day bank […]

HAT WEEK: An interview with Satoshi Kitamura

Next month one of my all-time favourite illustrators will be visiting the UK, and in a dream come true, I’ll be getting to meet him. I’ve even bought a special hat for the occasion. (True! I’ll be sharing a photo after the event…) Satoshi Kitamura will be in UK with the Children’s Book Show, talking […]

Travelling back at least 10,000 years in time

For us, summer holidays are all about doing a few crazy things we wouldn’t normally have the time or energy for, and also about living the simple life at a slower pace, and today’s book ensured both these things happened for us this week. Stone Age Boy, by one of our favourite author/illustrators – Satoshi […]

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