Playing by the book

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

Tuck me in!

If you have a new baby in your family, are looking for a perfect getting-ready-for-bed book, or just have a child who loves role play with their toys I have the ideal book for you today! In Tuck Me In! by Dean Hacohen and Sherry Scharschmidt it’s time for the animals to go to bed. […]

Which Quentin Blake book is your favourite?

As much as a treat for myself as a way of sharing my love of books, at Jenna’s prompting, I’ve now started work on a quilt for J’s 3rd birthday, made out of some of the fabric from the new Liberty’s range designed by children’s illustrators. It was really hard choosing just a few fabric […]

Catching South African fever!

With the Football World Cup kicking off tomorrow in South Africa it seems like a perfect opportunity to find out a little more about children’s picture books from South Africa. Although I’ve done a fair bit of research (more on this below), I have been rather hampered by the fact that our local library has […]

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