Playing by the book

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

HAT WEEK: Hooray for Hat! by Brian Won

Elephant’s day doesn’t get off to a good start. He wakes up GRUMPY. When the doorbell rings, it only annoys him. When he thumps downstairs to see who it is, there is a mystery present waiting for him and this unexpected gift – a most spectacular hat – turns his day around and puts a […]

When it all adds up to a 5* book

Abigail by Catherine Rayner is a gentle, joyous book about friendship, counting and enjoying the natural beauty all around us. Abigail, a giraffe, simply loves adding up her numbers but keeps encountering difficulties; the leaves she is enumerating get nibbled by her friend Zebra, whilst Cheetah’s spots just whoosh past in a blur. Abigail’s clever […]

Friendship up on high

Oh Dear, Geoffrey! by Gemma O’Neill is a tale of friendship, finding out about yourself and what suits you best. Geoffrey is a giraffe, keen to make friends. But when he reaches down low to say hello to the meerkats he stumbles, when he tries to make friends at the watering hole he slips and […]

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