Playing by the book

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

What makes a home?

Earlier this month Jutta Bauer received the Hans Christian Andersen Illustrator Award at the at the international IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) congress in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Interested to find out more about this German illustrator I tracked down one of the books she has illustrated – When We Lived in […]

A new house

We had a wet summer this year, but since September we’ve had almost no rain and when M has come home after school we’ve been able to play outside, much to everyone’s delight. With our sunflowers well and truly past it the time came to uproot the giant stalks, but instead of immediately chopping them […]

When is a sofa not a sofa?

After the success of Here comes Frankie we immediately put out a reserve notice at the library on all other Tim Hopgood books we could find in the catalogue. Within a couple of days Our Big Blue Sofa was waiting for collection and since we’ve got it home it has stayed very near the top […]

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