Playing by the book

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

An Odd Dog and onomastics

Odd Dog by Claudia Boldt is an ever so slightly absurd tale about a rather unusual dog, a dog who prefers apples to bones. Helmut has a prized apple tree, laden with ripening fruit. Helmut also has nightmares: His neighbour, Igor, may at any time be plotting to steal all of Helmut’s much loved apples. […]

Ever needed some encouragement to get drawing?

Every time we open a book we set off on an journey. We don’t know where we’re going, we don’t know who we’ll meet. We just hope we’ll come out (more) alive at the end. Now imagine if you could make your dream adventure come true… Who would you invite to join you? What provisions […]

Win a print by Chris Haughton!

Now, wouldn’t this lovely print featuring the lovable George from Chris Haugton‘s latest book brighten up your life? To be in with a chance of winning a copy of this print, simply leave a comment here on this post! This giveaway closes 6am UK time 22nd March. A winner will be selected using, and […]

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