Playing by the book

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

A complex, wordless picture book from the Netherlands

Ever had a day where if things can go wrong, then they do go wrong? If so, The Birthday Cake Mystery by Thé Tjong-Khing is for you It’s rabbit’s birthday and dog is making her a cake. The party is about to get underway but… life is complicated and all sorts of things get in […]

The Past

So I’m back online! And I’ve so much to tell you about… So yes, I was offline because I was away visiting family in the Netherlands. This is where we were for most of the time: This is the haul of books I brought back: My favourite book of all those I brought back is […]

Exploring the world with kids

There are few illustrated books that offer up so many dreams as atlases. For me, maps offer possibilities, adventures, intrigue, even if all you ever do with them is enjoy them whilst siting in a comfy armchair at home. I want to share this dreamland, this interest in exploring, this fascination with the world and […]

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