Playing by the book

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

Findus plants meatballs: gardening disasters to make you and your kids laugh out loud

Have you and your kids ever attempted to grow your own vegetables and failed miserably? Maybe the weather’s contrived against you? Or the slugs have slithered wild and destroyed your crops? If so, perhaps Findus Plants Meatballs by Sven Nordqvist will put a wry smile on your face. Pettson, a crochety but ultimately kind and […]

Six Little Chicks

Six Little Chicks by Jez Alborough is a cracking little story for this time of year. Mother hen already has 5 little chicks but the 6th is yet to hatch. Torn between keeping an eye on her new hatchlings playing outside the coop and keeping the 6th egg warm, Mother hen is helped by the […]

Clucking about chicken books

My mum recently realised a long held ambition – to start keeping chickens. She’s got three little hens, Pippi Longstocking (because she’s so adventurous), Mabel and Rosie, and recently M and J got to meet them for the first time. In honour of these new members of the extended family we’ve been reading lots and […]

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