Playing by the book

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

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A month or so ago, I came across some wonderfully inspiring images of a pirate themed bedroom, and as fate would have it the very same week Pirate House Swap by Abie Longstaff, illustrated by Mark Chambers arrived through my letter box. The coincidence couldn’t have been sweeter! Every year the Clark family spend their […]


My daughters have taught and continue to teach me many things. About myself, about patience, about love. And they have also improved my active vocabulary! Like the names of so many dinosaurs, vexillology is a word I’ve only learned thanks to my daughters… In creating our much loved cardboard castle M particularly enjoyed making the […]

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