Playing by the book

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

Bubble Trouble by Tom Percival (and how to breathe bubbles instead of fire)

Even before I had finished reading Bubble Trouble by Tom Percival to the kids I knew this was a book we were going to have LOTS of fun with. Have you ever had great fun playing with a friend but discovered things have got out of control when you try to out-do each other? That […]

Meg and Mog, Magic and Specific Gravity

If like me you grew up (mostly) in the UK in the 70s and 80s and you’re asked to think of a famous witch from the canon of children’s literature, I’m fairly confident the name Meg would be one of the first to trip off your tongue. Widgets Back in 1972 Meg and Mog […]


We’ve not had much luck with sunshine so far this summer, so when the rain did finally abate earlier this week we made the most of being able to enjoy the garden without wellies and coats. Whilst it was still pouring (but in the spirit of positive thinking) we made some super strength bubble mixture […]

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