Playing by the book

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

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 – […]

Planting a rainbow for real

Way back in 2009, during that very first week I ever blogged about picture books and play, I wrote about Lois Ehlert’s Planting a Rainbow. It may have taken me a couple of years, but finally we got round to planting our own rainbow in honour of Ehlert’s beautiful, vibrant book. Six months ago we […]

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