Playing by the book

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

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 […]

Chameleon, calm down! A picture book from Brazil

Gisele at Kids Indoors is a passionate sharer of children’s books. She happens to be based in Brazil, but thanks to blogging, our paths have crossed, and recently we swapped a few wordless picture books with each other. She sent me some real gems, but our absolute favourite has to be Calma, Camaleão! [Chameleon, calm […]

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