Playing by the book

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

The Story of Money from bartering to bail out

The Story of Money written by Martin Jenkins, illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura is a humorous, wide-ranging tale about the evolution of money, starting with what people did before money was invented, exploring why it came into being and how money systems developed before coming right up to date with a discussion of modern day bank […]

Non-Fiction Monday: My Pop Up City Atlas by Jonathan Litton and Stephen Waterhouse

The adage “Books can take you anywhere” is beautifully exemplified by My Pop-Up City Atlas by Jonathan Litton (@JonathanLitton) and Stephen Waterhouse (@SWIllustrator), a thrilling, whistle-stop tour through 70 cities around the world. Using pop-ups and a whole host of paper-engineering whizzery to bring to life exotically coloured urban scenes from cities both well known […]

Who do you want to be today? Two beautiful picture books about people

We’ve recently built streets, and even towns. But they were missing something – some people to bring our buildings to life. Fortunately, People by Blexbolex recently arrived through our letter box. An extremely stylish compendium of occupations, roles and characters People is a simple, beautiful and eyeopening book. The success of this book lies partly […]

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