Playing by the book

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

Pinkness and the joy of dance when raising kids

We don’t do much pinkness in this home full of females. Indeed I taught myself to sew when my girls were really tiny because I was determined not to dress them in pink, and at the time it seemed that if you wanted skirts and dresses for female babies the only option in shops was […]

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 […]

Never judge a book by its cover?

It’s been a while since I fell in love at first sight, but that’s precisely what happened when I saw the front cover of Red Cat, Blue Cat by debut author/illustrator Jenni Desmond. The cats’ gorgeously grumpy expressions, the boldness of the image as a whole, the delicate detailing of the birds in flight – […]

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