Playing by the book

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

Quick thinking saves the day

As we read around Europe I’ll be making occasional brief trips back to the UK to review some of the latest releases in the anglo-saxon kidlit publishing world and today is such a day. One of my favourite books last year was One Smart Fish by Chris Wormell (which I reviewed here, and which later […]

Stories in Tune – The Nutcracker – Part 1

Just in time for Christmas, today I bring you a series of reviews of picture book versions of The Nutcracker as part of my series Stories in Tune. The Nutcracker ballet, with music written by Tchaikovsky and a libretto adapted from E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King”, could barely be more appealing […]

Nice Mice

If we haven’t much time in the library I’ll often select the books we take home simply by picking up all those that have been displayed prominently on the top shelves in the kids’ library (rather than having been filed away alphabetically). This approach often yields books I might not have found otherwise and On […]

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