Playing by the book

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

Flying high with a yellow balloon

Iris on Books is one of my favourite blogs for reviews of fiction for adults. Iris tends to review classics and forgotten classics, books about and written by women, with a focus that I particularly like on world literature. For the month of June, Iris (who happens to be Dutch by birth but currently living […]

The magic of balloons

One of the contributors to last week’s popular post 50+ picture books every child should be read was an author/illustrator much enjoyed in our home – Tim Hopgood. One of the very fist books I reviewed on Playing by the book was his award winning Here Come’s Frankie, which is still the book I pick […]

Make today the day you do something you’ve always secretly longed to do!

Don’t you just love it when having kids “allows” you to do something you’ve always wanted to do, but as a “sensible” adult you felt you couldn’t quite get away with? Well this week I finally got to indulge in something on my if-only-I-were-a- kid-again wishlist… Thanks to my wonderful daughter M, the new Disney-Pixar […]

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