Playing by the book

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

Flower fairy wands and stunning Walter Crane illustrations

Thinking recently about books and stories which have been shared across at least three generations of our family, I was reminded of the Flower Fairy books by Cicely Mary Barker. It was a little like suddenly seeing the trees for the wood, as Flower Fairies have long been a favourite with my girls; they love […]

The power of flowers and unexpectedly enjoyable reading

Want to know what book is the hottest property in our home at the moment? The book we’re fighting over, the book that it’s almost impossible to take a photo of, because as soon as someone finds it they’ve hidden themselves away with it in a wardrobe with a torch, or under their bed with […]

For when you need a pink princess story where they all live happily ever after

Autumn has arrived here, and with it, a beautifully illustrated book to take on our blackberry foraging: Lily the little Princess by Daniela Drescher. Lily lives an idyllic life, playing with animal friends amongst flowers and nature’s bounty, in her magical kingdom behind a hedge (a hedge just like those where we’ve been picking blackberries). […]

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