Playing by the book

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

Gifts from Book Illustrators – Kate Slater

In the run up to Christmas I thought I’d take a moment each week to highlight gifts you could get your family (or yourself) made by children’s book illustrators and authors. Many illustrators offer their work directly for sale and it’s a great way to support book artists and get yourself something beautiful that will […]

Stories in Tune – Swan Lake – Part 1

Welcome to the sixth post in our mini-series here on Playing by the book – Stories in tune – all about picture books inspired by classical music. In the last month or so we’ve been listening to Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky, doing a fair bit of dancing, and of course reading some lovely books. Ella […]

Stories in tune – The Magic Flute Part 2

Yesterday, as part of my series Stories in tune, I rounded up the various picture book versions of The Magic Flute we’ve recently been enjoying. Today I’ll describe the play all these books and music inspired in us… In between reading the different versions of The Magic Flute lots of playing involving dressing up ensued […]

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