Playing by the book

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

Burst your pipes laughing with The Toucan Brothers

Indulge me and just for a moment, shut your eyes and think of Richard Scarry’s classic characters from Busy Town singing a romping good song accompanied by finger picking on a banjo. Can you see in your mind’s eye the animals in dungarees, the charming European townscape with gelaterias and bakers, where every tall townhouse […]

Pick up a penguin!

Penguin in Peril by début author/illustrator Helen Hancocks is a terrific tale of feline banditry as a trio of tom cats kidnap a penguin from the local zoo. Their plan – to teach the penguin to fish for them so they need never go hungry again – falters when the penguin escapes their clutches and […]

Cute animals + word play = happy kids

Do you know the fabulous children’s book blog, Bookie Woogie? It’s a real breath of fresh air and originality; author/illustrator Dad, Aaron Zenz, and his kids review books through conversation with each other, and pretty much every post will make you laugh, smile and delight in the artwork the kids produce to illustrate their review. […]

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