Playing by the book

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

22 Children’s book inspired dolls’ houses

We LOVE making miniature worlds/houses/landscapes to act out the stories we’re currently reading at home. Usually we use a lot of playmobil, wooden blocks and cardboard boxes. and things are rather open ended, but today I bring you a list of 22 24 children’s book inspired dollhouses – some ready to buy, others made by […]

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 […]

Home is where the heart is

Although we’re happily back home now, one of the many treats for M (and me) whilst we were at my parents was being allowed to play with the dolls’ house that used to belong to my sister. As it is full of rather beautiful but fragile fixtures and fittings this was the first time it […]

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