Playing by the book

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

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 […]

Making music

Last week M came home from school with a small rucksack containing 2 brand new books for us to keep – part of a UK wide programme from Booktime, a government backed initiative “that promotes reading for pleasure and encourages family engagement in shared reading at an important transition stage in children’s learning and development.” […]


Satoshi Kitamura is an illustrator and author we first fell in love with when we came across Igor, the bird who couldn’t sing. One of Kitamura’s most recent books is Millie’s Marvellous Hat and a marvellous book it is indeed. One day, walking home from school, Millie falls in love with a hat she sees […]

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