Playing by the book

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

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 […]

Putting images to sounds

Once Upon An Ordinary School Day by Colin McNaughton, illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura has been on my to-review list since last summer. I had hoped to write about it when M started school, but it is only now, half way through the year (!) that we’ve managed to do the activity that Once Upon An […]

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