Playing by the book

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

The Colour Thief x 2

Can you imagine a world without colour, where all you see is black, white or the shades of grey in between? As a self-confessed colour junkie such a world would sap my energies and leave my life (perhaps ironically), somewhat blue. Thus when two new books came to my attention both titled ‘The Colour Thief’ […]

A Picture Book Party!

Welcome, welcome! It’s lovely to see you! So very glad you could join the party today We’ll start off with a story (always an excellent place to start I believe!). Get comfy, and sit back and enjoy the marvellous, hilarious Peck, Peck Peck by Lucy Cousins. This book has everything: Startling colours! Wonderful rhyme! Silly […]

Reading on location with dinosaurs

You may have seen Walking with Dinosaurs, but this summer we instead went Reading with Dinosaurs, inspired by the witty new book from Julie Middleton and Russell Ayto, Are the Dinosaurs Dead, Dad?, which is published today. Reading with Dinosaurs involved setting off to a near-ish-by museum, The Herbert, to see their special exhibition Dinosaurs […]

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