Playing by the book

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

What book would you gift to whom?

Is there anything more generous than giving someone a book? In doing so you are not only giving them, if not the world, then certainly a world, even a universe. Bundled up with the book comes the wish for enjoyment, escapism, and perhaps knowledge and understanding of one sort of the other. And if it’s […]

What happens when you give but don’t know how it is received?

On Friday my mum lent us her copy of Eric by Shaun Tan. On Saturday there was a wonderful newspaper interview of Shaun Tan, an interview by Neil Gaiman, no less, where the two author’s discussed the genesis of Eric’s story. And then on Sunday all the girls (and I) wanted to do was play […]

Did you win a copy of The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan?

Congratulations Kate Davis-Holmes! I may not be able to award you an oscar, but you have won Shaun Tan’s picture book The Lost Thing. Please look out for an email from me regarding your postal address so that I can send the book to you without delay Thanks to everyone who took part in the […]

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