Playing by the book

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

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 […]

Magritte, Midas and a magical book from Belgium

The Magical Life of Mr Renny by Leo Timmers (translated by Bill Nagelkerke) is a modern day take on the King Midas story, an exploration of the seductive power of stuff, but how what really matters at the end of the day is not what we own but rather the friendships we foster. Mr. Renny […]

Stupendous Socktastic Silliness!

Socks by Nick Sharratt and Elizabeth Lindsay has been putting smiles on our faces recently. It’s full of good old fashioned nonsense, silly humour, fun wordplay and exuberant illustrations. All in all, it’s perfect for the youngest of kids, and their grown-ups, who like to make silly voices, enjoy a read with a good rhythm […]

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