Playing by the book

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

An utterly perfect rainy day read and activity!

A book about making the most of a situation, of living by the motto ‘Carpe diem’, of seeing the glass half-full rather than half-empty, Ernest & Celestine: The Picnic by Gabrielle Vincent is a perfect read for a rainy summer’s day. It may be pouring down outside, but that doesn’t mean Ernest and Celestine cannot […]

Pigs and picnics, tales and tails

Today’s Picture Book Month theme is PIGS and I have two books I think you’ll enjoy Florentine and Pig Have a very Lovely Picnic by Eva Katzler, illustrated by Jess Mikhail with recipes and crafts by Laura and Jess Tilli is one half story book, one half recipe book. It’s about two best friends (one […]

A Perfect Picture Book Picnic

Thanks to the very generous folk at Walker Books I got to do something which makes me very happy earlier this week – read aloud lots of fabulous picture books with friends and their kids, and then give the books away, all part of a Picture Book Picnic… The day started early, baking “Walker Bear” […]

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