Playing by the book

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

Books can give you lifeskills: Never underestimate a good sandwich

Many libraries and schools will have a shelf labelled something like “When a book might help“, with titles covering everything from Adoption to Asthma, Teasing to Twins, and beyond. But there’s also a very important space for books which give you practical life skills… like how to make a mean sandwich. I jest not Very […]

A highwire act of drama and unexpected friendship

Did you know that it’s perhaps all down to Pliny the Elder that there’s a widely held (Western) folk belief that Elephants are afraid of mice? (I learn all sorts of things researching blog posts!) Well now we can turn to the very lovely and brand new Bubble and Squeak by James Mayhew and Clara […]

Three pickled herrings, two happy readers, one fun book

Three Pickled Herrings by Sally Gardner, illustrated by David Roberts is the second in the Wings and Co detective series. We had so much fun with the first volume, Operation Bunny, (here’s our review) we couldn’t wait to read a new instalment. Detective cases are apparently like buses. You can wait for ages, and then […]

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