Playing by the book

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

A Picture Book Party!

Welcome, welcome! It’s lovely to see you! So very glad you could join the party today We’ll start off with a story (always an excellent place to start I believe!). Get comfy, and sit back and enjoy the marvellous, hilarious Peck, Peck Peck by Lucy Cousins. This book has everything: Startling colours! Wonderful rhyme! Silly […]

How happy is your Christmas tree?

Do you put up a Christmas tree each year? Real or synthetic? For weeks or just a few days? Have you ever thought about the journey your tree (whatever sort) has made to be in your home? If you’re looking for a Christmas tale with more substance than just sparkly stars and gaudy baubles, The […]

Golidlocks and the most gorgeous book

In an age where you can get book apps which literally sing and dance on the device of your choice, I get a very special thrill when I discover a paper-based book which really embraces its physicality and oozes beauty and charm with an certain, unbeatable huggability. Goldilocks by Allan Ahlberg and Jessica Ahlberg is […]

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