Playing by the book

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

We have lift off

We Have Lift Off! by Sean Taylor and Hannah Shaw is a riotously funny take on a deadly serious issue; what we’re doing to destroy our planet and how, if at all, we can save it. Farmer Tanner’s land is polluted, the trees have all been chopped down, and the animals are crammed together into […]

An Eccentric Farmer and his Loveable Cat

Earlier this week I brought you a classic Swedish illustrator and a book originally published over 100 years ago. As a foil to that, today I bring you a modern, prize winning Swedish author – Sven Nordqvist. Born in 1946 Nordqvist originally trained as an architect before returning to his childhood dream of illustration with […]

When things come together beautifully – what we received in the Picture Book Swap

My official swap partner for Perfect Picture Books by Post was Beth and her homeschooling family in New Hampshire. They chose to send us a Caldecott medal winning picture book set in their home state, Ox-cart Man by Donald Hall, illustrated by Barbara Cooney. Beth couldn’t have known that right here, right now this is […]

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