Playing by the book

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

A few more words on slugs…

I meant to include this earlier in the week but it slipped my mind, so here today, is probably the funniest poem you’ll read all week – Slug by Matt Harvey (in his collection Where Earwigs Dare). SLUG low-born land mollusc high-impact intruder free-loader, sprout-spoiler meandering marauder disrespecter of my broad-beans’ border you’ve a one-track […]

How to save on your energy bills!

For my first Poetry Friday post I simply had to chose a poem by Michael Rosen. Rosen was the UK’s Children’s Laureate 2007-June 2009 and is a truly wonderful, funny, perceptive and engaging author – M has adored listening to his audiobooks for nearly 2 years now and I’ve been listening to them for 25. […]

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.” […]

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