Playing by the book

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

Snowflakes, Seedheads and CBeebies

Although the temperature has dropped markedly here this week, there’s no snow on the horizon. Yet. Nevertheless I wanted to share Snowflakes with you right now, a début picture book by Cerrie Burnell (a CBeebies – children’s TV – presenter), illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson. We’ve had fun with this book and I’m hoping you […]

How happy is your Christmas tree?

Do you put up a Christmas tree each year? Real or synthetic? For weeks or just a few days? Have you ever thought about the journey your tree (whatever sort) has made to be in your home? If you’re looking for a Christmas tale with more substance than just sparkly stars and gaudy baubles, The […]

Snowy dreams and nightmares

There are not many books which give me nightmares but Snow Bear by Piers Harper is one. It was a favourite of both girls when they were toddlers, even though I couldn’t stand the sight of it (you can read more in my review here). But months, even years, after I last read that book, […]

« go backkeep looking »
  • Coming soon – new adventures

  • Categories