Playing by the book

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

Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers about Your Body

“When can I grow a beard?” “Where do doctors go when they’re ill?” “How do cuts get better?” “Why do I look pale when I’m ill?” Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers about Your Body by Katie Daynes, illustrated by Marie-Eve Tremblay answers all these questions and many more in a brilliantly framed and formatted book for […]

Meet Hilda: A comic book heroine full of kindness and curiosity

What books will you be gifting this Christmas? One that I’m giving to my girls (please don’t tell them!) will be the 3rd comic book in a series about the life and adventures of a curious, bright and brave blue-haired young girl called Hilda: Hilda and the Bird Parade by Luke Pearson. Hilda walked into […]

Making tiny books for creative play PLUS Axel Scheffler original for £2

The girls wanted some books for their Sylvanian families to play with so I recently made these: Each is about 2cm tall. I used the thin strip-like post-it note pads (like these) to create the pages, adding a little extra PVA glue at the binding edge. Book covers were made out of origami paper. This […]

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