Playing by the book

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

When were you last a princess?

As it happens, I spent much of the weekend being a princess. M and J too – although, perhaps technically that meant that I was the queen? Either way we’ve been living it up like only princesses do, testing our sensitivity by sleeping on mattresses and quilts piled almost as high as the ceiling. In […]

A story-full birthday quilt for reading by

J recently turned three and for her birthday I wanted to make her a quilt for snuggling up in when reading. About the time I started working on the quilt I was sent Nonie’s Magic Quilt by Anita Vachharajani, illustrated by Anitha Balachandran; a serendipitous coincidence as it’s a lovely book all about the making […]

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