Playing by the book

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

Cakes in space by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre

Imagine packing up your home, leaving Earth and setting out to travel across space to colonise a new planet. The journey will take so long you’ll be put into a cryptobiotic state. But there is absolutely nothing to fear: You’re on sleek new spaceship, looked after by a team of well-programmed robots, and everything has […]

Golidlocks and the most gorgeous book

In an age where you can get book apps which literally sing and dance on the device of your choice, I get a very special thrill when I discover a paper-based book which really embraces its physicality and oozes beauty and charm with an certain, unbeatable huggability. Goldilocks by Allan Ahlberg and Jessica Ahlberg is […]

Toys in space [said like the Muppets' "Pigs... in... spaaaaace"]

Toys in Space by Mini Grey is our kind of book, all about stories providing comfort, where what is a ‘story’ and what is ‘real life’ become beautifully blurred. It starts with an observation about family life which is tiny but which resonates loudly with us; it being summer holidays here and lots of time […]

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