Playing by the book

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

Max the Brave by Ed Vere. Warning: this post really does contain cute kittens

Kittens and Cute. They go together like purple and prickles, tigers and teatime, picnics and lashings of ginger beer. And in Max the Brave by Ed Vere (@ed_vere) we meet another very cute kitten. He’s small, and black and has big bright eyes. But even though every reader who picks up this book will definitely […]

A highwire act of drama and unexpected friendship

Did you know that it’s perhaps all down to Pliny the Elder that there’s a widely held (Western) folk belief that Elephants are afraid of mice? (I learn all sorts of things researching blog posts!) Well now we can turn to the very lovely and brand new Bubble and Squeak by James Mayhew and Clara […]

Picture Book Month – Win a copy of Babar’s ABC

**This giveaway is now closed. It was won by No. 17, Library Mice** As you may know by now, throughout Picture Book Month I’ll be giving away lots of wonderful picture books, co-inciding with the topics for each day. Today’s topic is ABC/123 and here’s what you could win: I have one copy of Babar’s […]

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