Playing by the book

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

Following my paintbrush

There are plenty of picture books out there about having a dream, holding on to it, and making it a reality, from Ruth Krauss’ The Carrot Seed to Oliver Jeffers’ How to Catch a Star (thanks, Cathy!) and today’s book is a stunning new addition to that canon: Following my Paint Brush by Dulari Devi […]

A story-full birthday quilt for reading by

J recently turned three and for her birthday I wanted to make her a quilt for snuggling up in when reading. About the time I started working on the quilt I was sent Nonie’s Magic Quilt by Anita Vachharajani, illustrated by Anitha Balachandran; a serendipitous coincidence as it’s a lovely book all about the making […]

Do! Read! Enjoy! Fall in love!

It’s worth repeating Do! Read! Enjoy! Fall in love! These may be exhortations, but I can assure you that if you pick up a copy of Do! by Ramesh Hengadi and Shantaram Dhadpe with Gita Wolf, published by Tara Books, these things will come naturally to you. Do! is a heady mixture of gorgeous art, […]

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