Playing by the book

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

When it all adds up to a 5* book

Abigail by Catherine Rayner is a gentle, joyous book about friendship, counting and enjoying the natural beauty all around us. Abigail, a giraffe, simply loves adding up her numbers but keeps encountering difficulties; the leaves she is enumerating get nibbled by her friend Zebra, whilst Cheetah’s spots just whoosh past in a blur. Abigail’s clever […]

You’ll never guess who’s to blame…

Who gets blamed in your home when something goes missing? The cat? An invisible friend? In Ophelia Redpath‘s The Lemur’s tale funny goings-on in a quayside home of a slightly eccentric naturalist keep being blamed on the family’s only child. Little does the Family Laruby know that a mischievous lemur is actually to blame. Having […]

Friendship up on high

Oh Dear, Geoffrey! by Gemma O’Neill is a tale of friendship, finding out about yourself and what suits you best. Geoffrey is a giraffe, keen to make friends. But when he reaches down low to say hello to the meerkats he stumbles, when he tries to make friends at the watering hole he slips and […]

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