Playing by the book

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

Bears delivering and receiving letters: Books by Tom Percival and David Lucas

One of the everyday delights in my life is getting post; the sort that comes through the letter box and thuds satisfylingly on the mat. Indeed, it’s one of the fringe benefits of reviewing children’s books, that most weeks I get beautiful and exciting mail, literally turning each day into a small gift. Two very […]

Snowflakes, Seedheads and CBeebies

Although the temperature has dropped markedly here this week, there’s no snow on the horizon. Yet. Nevertheless I wanted to share Snowflakes with you right now, a début picture book by Cerrie Burnell (a CBeebies – children’s TV – presenter), illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson. We’ve had fun with this book and I’m hoping you […]

A must-have book about feelings

The Great Big Book of Feelings by Mary Hoffman, illustrated by Ros Asquith should be in every primary school, every library, every home. A funny and thoughtful exploration of emotions from ‘happy’ to ‘sad’ via ‘interested’, ‘upset’ and ‘silly’, this book is beautiful, empowering and great fun to read and share. It’s perfect for helping […]

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