Playing by the book

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

Dead or Alive? Discover the Most Amazing Animal Survivors

Dead or Alive? by Clive Gifford, illustrated by Sarah Horne is a book packed with oohs and aahs, eurghs and arghs. It is most definitely my kind of book. If you’re looking for a book that will get your kids curious, disgusted, delighted, amazed, and astonished all in the space of a few pages, it […]

Secret codes, spy tricks and a special giveaway!

**THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. It was won by no. 10 – Catherine** Recently M has been leaving unusual things around the house: We grownups didn’t know what to make of them. But soon it became clear – these were M’s spies, set up to report back to her on what her parents got up […]

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 […]

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