Playing by the book

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

On being too busy having fun to do anything else

I really don’t know how it is that I only recently discovered the gorgeous work of Rebecca Cobb. She’s an illustrator with a lovely fresh look, full of colour and a real knack for perfect observation, capturing emotion and feeling with just the tiniest strokes of her pencil or paintbrush. We’ll soon be hearing lots […]

Stories in Tune – The Firebird, part 1

Welcome to the third post in our mini-series here on Playing by the book – Stories in tune – all about picture books inspired by classical music. This month we listened to Stravinsky’s ballet, The Firebird. Stravinsky’s Firebird draws on several Russian folk tales, though there is no single folk tale which exactly mirrors the […]

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