Playing by the book

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

Love and a lost toy

Can you believe it’s the very last day of Picture Book Month 2012? Holidays is the theme of the day, and in taking that to mean festive celebrations, I’ve chosen to wrap up a wonderful month with a gentle, charming, heart-melting story set at Christmas: Ernest & Celestine by Gabrielle Vincent, translated by Sam Alexander. […]

Picture Book Month giveaway: Eric Carle Bear postcard sets

**This giveaway is now closed. It was won by No. 15 aloi @guiltlessreading and No. 49 Sarah ** I’ve got another lovely giveaway today as part of Picture Book Month. Today’s topic is Bears and up for grabs are two sets of Eric Carle postcards featuring images from his marvellous book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, […]

Golidlocks and the most gorgeous book

In an age where you can get book apps which literally sing and dance on the device of your choice, I get a very special thrill when I discover a paper-based book which really embraces its physicality and oozes beauty and charm with an certain, unbeatable huggability. Goldilocks by Allan Ahlberg and Jessica Ahlberg is […]

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