Playing by the book

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

Mix it Up! And let the wonder in

When M was about 9 months old she was sat in a bath and became transfixed by the steady trickle of water coming from the tap. Time and time again she tried to grab the stream of water and was utterly puzzled: Why wasn’t it possible to hold onto the solid-appearing rod of glinting water? […]

Non-fiction books aren’t just about facts: 2 playful artist biographies which encourage self expression

In this day and age where there are fewer and fewer independent bookshops, some of the most exciting bricks-and-mortar places for discovering new children’s books are the shops in museums and art galleries. Whilst they may not carry a huge range of stock, they often have quirky, unusual books which would never make it to […]

The Interactive art book plus 90+ publicly displayed masterpieces of art which feature in children’s books

Holidays are on the horizon and we’ll definitely be making the most of the full days to visit a few museums and art galleries. To get our eye in, we’ve recently been really enjoying The Interactive Art Book by Ron van der Meer and Frank Whitford. As you’ll see if you take a look at […]

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