Playing by the book

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

The 2014 Summer Picture Book Party

My girls were away for a couple of days last week staying on their own at their grandparents and whilst I LOVED having a bit more time to myself, I couldn’t resist a special welcome home picture book party; a day spent reading, playing, eating and dancing. On the evening they arrived home I gave […]

Two Swedish Picture Books about Death

As I mentioned yesterday, I’ve been struck by the number of Swedish books for children I’ve found in translation which are about death. Whilst researching my post about Swedish picture books in translation I came across two books that I felt were so very lovely I had to give them their own post. Both written […]

The overconsumption of dandelions

M has always loved dandelions. The first song she ever made up by herself went something like (this may lose a little in translation – it’s normally only ever sung in Dutch): DAN-DE-LION! DAN-DE-LION! There wasn’t a rabbit any more! There wasn’t a duck anymore! DAN-DE-LION! DAN-DE-LION! Now music publishing houses may not be rushing […]

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