Playing by the book

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

HAT WEEK: Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau and David Roberts’ previous life as a milliner

What’s a life without love, even if that love is a bit wonky and not quite what you expected? Madame Chapeau, the latest creation from the finely paired team of Andrea Beaty and David Roberts, does her best to send little flights of joy and love out into the world, by making hats that perfectly […]

Mrs Mo’s Monster or How reading a picture book can cause a science experiment

At the end of last year I was asked to name the books I was most looking forward to seeing out in the wide world in 2014 and Mrs. Mo’s Monster by Paul Beavis was one of the two I chose. In it, Beavis mixes colour, perspective and page turns into magic, creating a highly […]

A complex, wordless picture book from the Netherlands

Ever had a day where if things can go wrong, then they do go wrong? If so, The Birthday Cake Mystery by Thé Tjong-Khing is for you It’s rabbit’s birthday and dog is making her a cake. The party is about to get underway but… life is complicated and all sorts of things get in […]

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