Playing by the book

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

Creating the tree of life

As my contribution to this week’s Nonfiction Monday I’ve a review of What Mr Darwin Saw by Mick Manning and Brita Granström in association with the (London) Natural History Museum, one of six books shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2011. Through a series of visual and written cameos depicting key moments […]

Slowly, slowly, slowly… (but quick if you want to win a signed Eric Carle proof!)

How can I have been blogging for over a year about picture books and never once featured an Eric Carle book? Crazy but true… so today I’m rectifying that situation with a review of one of our family’s through-thick-and-thin-favourites: Slowly, Slowly, Slowly, Said the Sloth. It’s been on my list of books to review for […]

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