Playing by the book

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

The 2014 Summer Picture Book Party

My girls were away for a couple of days last week staying on their own at their grandparents and whilst I LOVED having a bit more time to myself, I couldn’t resist a special welcome home picture book party; a day spent reading, playing, eating and dancing. On the evening they arrived home I gave […]

The Tip Tap Dancing Cat joins the Association of Cats with Secret Lives

One of the irrefutable facts of life is that cats have secret lives. There’s Slob Cat who actually spends his day being brave, energetic, and sometimes saving lives. There’s Lionel who paints portraits and drives sportscars when his owners aren’t looking. There’s Sid, who keeps his folk in the dark about just how many dinners […]

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 […]

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