Playing by the book

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

2 picture books about world markets and universal child delights

It’s a familiar scenario from childhood; the thrill of setting off with pocket money to spend: What to choose with the coins in your pocket? Where to spend it? And yet, in To Market! To Market! by Anushka Ravishankar, illustrated by Emanuele Scanziani, a joyous, richly illustrated rhyme, what one little girl discovers is that […]

Picture Book Month – Win a copy of Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth

**This giveaway is now closed. It was won by No. 55, Rainie Bish** Throughout Picture Book Month I’ll be giving away lots of wonderful picture books, co-inciding with the topics for each day. Today’s topic is Elephants and here’s what you could win: Yes, I have one copy of Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth to giveaway to […]

Sneaky snails and a great trickster tale

Do you have a trickster, a joker in you family? Someone who enjoys being a little bit devious? Well, The Great Race by Nathan Kumar Scott and Jagdish Chitara might just be the next book you could read with them. Within a few pages M realised that The Great Race is a story not unlike […]

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