Playing by the book

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

Playing ‘spot the difference’ with Richard Scarry’s Best Word Book Ever

This year sees the 50th anniversary of Richard Scarry’s Best Word Book Ever. I’ve yet to meet a child who doesn’t love Scarry’s charming, anthropomorphic world, and I know I’m far from the only adult around who adores Scarry and could happyily spend hours perusing his books even at an age that makes me only […]

One way to inject fun and games into holiday reading!

The Summer Reading Challenge is an annual UK-wide event to encourage children to get into their local libraries and enjoy reading over the summer holidays. For this year’s challenge, children to explore a ‘Creepy House’ and its host of characters; award-winning illustrator Chris Riddell is the brains behind this! The challenge is free, and open […]

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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