Playing by the book

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

Murderous books, and stories told on skin

The Last Giants By Francois Place (original title: Les derniers géants), winner in the picture book category of the 1993 Prix Sorcières, is a fictional account of a 19th-century naturalist whose discovery of a race of giants ultimately leads to their destruction, despite his personal sensitivity and respect for them. In 1849 Archibald Leopold Ruthmore […]

Slowly, slowly, slowly… (but quick if you want to win a signed Eric Carle proof!)

How can I have been blogging for over a year about picture books and never once featured an Eric Carle book? Crazy but true… so today I’m rectifying that situation with a review of one of our family’s through-thick-and-thin-favourites: Slowly, Slowly, Slowly, Said the Sloth. It’s been on my list of books to review for […]

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