Playing by the book

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

What if the sky were yellow and the sea were green?

One of the first books I’m going to share at school when term starts later this week is The Day the Crayons Quit, written by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. A school boy’s crayons are up in arms. They are fed up with the way they get used. Some complain of not being used […]

Lucious ladybirds (or ladybugs, if you will)

Lucy Ladybird by Sharon King-Chai is a lovely book to share on any day you’re feeling blue. A sweet tale about a ladybird who doesn’t fit in because she has no spots, this story is full of kindness and colour, with a dazzling final spread that will brighten the gloomiest of days. Lucy Ladybird goes […]

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 […]

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