Playing by the book

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

An interview with Tim Hopgood

Today I’m delighted to bring to you an extensive interview with illustrator Tim Hopgood. In 2008 Tim was named as winner of the Best Emerging Illustrator Award at the Booktrust Early Years Awards. He’s been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal four times, and if you’re looking for an illustrator to bring colour, vitality, verve […]

Comradeship, conflict of interest and CAKE…

I’ve been toying with a rather big idea recently: whether or not to stop reviewing books by authors and illustrators I somehow know. When I started this blog I don’t think I’d met an author or illustrator since I was a child, but now the situation has changed. I’m incredibly fortunate in that I regularly […]

Win a signed copy of Thank You for Looking After Our Pets by Tim Hopgood

**THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED** Thanks to the generous folk at Simon and Schuster I have five (yes, five!) copies of the very funny, very colourful, brilliant read for summer that is Thank You for Looking After Our Pets by Tim Hopgood. And what’s more they’re signed by the author himself! I reviewed Thank You […]

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