Playing by the book

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

A dazzle of books..?

A plague of locusts… A pride of lions… A flock of sheep… But what do you call a collection of books about collective nouns? A brilliance? A giggle? A talent? When it comes to the set published by PatrickGeorge, all of the above could apply. A filth of starlings, A drove of bullocks, A crackle […]

Golidlocks and the most gorgeous book

In an age where you can get book apps which literally sing and dance on the device of your choice, I get a very special thrill when I discover a paper-based book which really embraces its physicality and oozes beauty and charm with an certain, unbeatable huggability. Goldilocks by Allan Ahlberg and Jessica Ahlberg is […]

2 more fabulous read alouds with rude bits

“Do your briefs give you grief in the morning? Do your knickers get tied up in knots? Are you forced to wear tight, itchy, brown ones Or long, floppy, grey ones with spots?” Don’t worry, I’m not asking for full disclosure in the comments, I simply wanted to give you a flavour of the cheeky […]

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