Playing by the book

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

An notable debut: Can you dance to the Boogaloo? by Alice V. Lickens

Alice V. Lickens‘ debut picture book, Can You Dance to the Boogaloo? was published last week and I rushed to get this post ready for you because I think it’s a very special début; I’d put money on Lickens becoming a big star for she has a delightful, beautiful and eyecatching style. Essentially an illustrated […]

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 […]

I’m looking for a book about… dance

Welcome to “I’m looking for a book about….”, the topic-themed monthly carnival of children’s literature. Every month I encourage anyone who likes to review books for children (of any age) to leave links to their reviews of books that match the given month’s theme. The idea is that over time, this carnival will become a […]

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