Playing by the book

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

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 […]

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 […]

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