Playing by the book

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

Playing ‘spot the difference’ with Richard Scarry’s Best Word Book Ever

This year sees the 50th anniversary of Richard Scarry’s Best Word Book Ever. I’ve yet to meet a child who doesn’t love Scarry’s charming, anthropomorphic world, and I know I’m far from the only adult around who adores Scarry and could happyily spend hours perusing his books even at an age that makes me only […]

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 […]

Rebecca Patterson has been busy being brilliant

In My Busy Being Bella Day by Rebecca Patterson, being packed off to nursery seems like the short straw to Bella. Whilst she has to work hard, she can’t help imagining all the fun her younger brother is probably having with Mum. Treats at the café? Or a trip to the soft play centre? Not […]

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