Playing by the book

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

Findus plants meatballs: gardening disasters to make you and your kids laugh out loud

Have you and your kids ever attempted to grow your own vegetables and failed miserably? Maybe the weather’s contrived against you? Or the slugs have slithered wild and destroyed your crops? If so, perhaps Findus Plants Meatballs by Sven Nordqvist will put a wry smile on your face. Pettson, a crochety but ultimately kind and […]

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 […]

Kids’ Classics and Cream Cakes

How do you define a “classic”? Does it have to be an old book? Is it one that remains fresh and meaningful despite the passage of years? We can all point to books we’d call classics, but is there a set of common characteristics? I’ve definitely been mulling these questions over recently (with help from […]

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