Playing by the book

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

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 […]

Award winning invisible magic

My blogging goals this year are twofold (1) to play a more active part in the online, book-celebrating community I so value and (2) to work on a more creative diet when it comes to playing and exploring with my kids. To help me with my first goal, I’m taking part in Gathering Books’ Award […]

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