Playing by the book

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

Big! by Tim Hopgood = a perfect storytelling start to the school year

School is back in full swing now, and I’ve returned to my storytelling sessions at J’s school on a Friday afternoon, where I get to read stories and play and craft in what is termed “Golden Time”. It’s a brilliant way to round off the week (definitely much better than the Triple Latin I once […]

Lucious ladybirds (or ladybugs, if you will)

Lucy Ladybird by Sharon King-Chai is a lovely book to share on any day you’re feeling blue. A sweet tale about a ladybird who doesn’t fit in because she has no spots, this story is full of kindness and colour, with a dazzling final spread that will brighten the gloomiest of days. Lucy Ladybird goes […]

Six Little Chicks

Six Little Chicks by Jez Alborough is a cracking little story for this time of year. Mother hen already has 5 little chicks but the 6th is yet to hatch. Torn between keeping an eye on her new hatchlings playing outside the coop and keeping the 6th egg warm, Mother hen is helped by the […]

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