Playing by the book

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

Food for thought

Excitement, energy, engaging (and sometimes challenging) ideas burst out of Mission:Explore FOOD by The Geography Collective and City Farmers, illustrated by Tom Morgan-Jones. As the opening lines of the book state, “This book will change the way you see food forever. Do not go any further if you are afraid of going on adventures or […]

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). […]

Sometimes we all need a little bit of help to fall in love with a book

**Readers, please note, there is a single word in this post that you may not wish children to read** A couple of week’s ago I picked up a picture book, read it and didn’t feel any particular connection to it. The illustrations were ok, following that school of illustration which imitates what children themselves might […]

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