Playing by the book

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

Robot awesomeness!

Welcome to Your Awesome Robot by Viviane Schwarz is the first publication from a new and very exciting looking imprint, Flying Eye Books. A craft book about building robot costumes out of cardboard boxes, Viv Schwarz’s book is like no craft book we’ve read before. It’s a bedtime story as well as a round-the-kitchen-table manual. […]

Robots in the rain

Autumn has arrived with a vengeance in our part of the world. Jumping in puddles is fun, but we’ve had a few days where venturing outside has been the last thing we wanted to do. Still, when you’re stuck indoors it can be extra cozy and extra inviting for an additional story or two on […]

Robots rule!

When M started nursery, just over 2 years ago, she soon got a name for herself. She would turn up for her play session and announce that she wasn’t M but rather Gilbert (the Great), Suzi (or sometimes Sam, George or Alice), Krik, or any other character from the books we had been reading together […]

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