Playing by the book

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

Magnets, thieves, hats and Jon Klassen…

Tomorrow sees the publication of latest book by an author who perhaps created the biggest buzz in the picture book world last year. This is not my hat by Jon Klassen is clearly closely related to I want my hat back, Klassen’s widely hailed picture book from 2011 (here’s my review): There’s a hat, it’s […]

Minature landscapes and giant hats

My girls are going through a phase where what they most want to do pretty much all of the time is create miniature landscapes, with building bricks, playmobil, sylvanian family furniture and animals, supplemented by all sorts of knick-knacks that little children have a magical ability to accumulate. These “set-ups” as the girls call them […]

A review which goes against the grain

If there’s one picture book that has had the kidlitosphere buzzing excitedly this year it has to be I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen. I had read rave review after rave review after rave review of this book before I finally got a copy to review myself. I read There’s a Book’s review […]

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