Playing by the book

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

Finnish puppets and friendly barracudas!

As part of both my Reading Round Europe series and Nonfiction Monday today I’m bringing you a review of Puppet Theatre by Maija Baric, the Artistic Director of the Sampo Puppet Theatre in Finland, and illustrated by award winning Kristiina Louhi. A craft manual bursting at the seams with creative, novel ideas for making puppets, […]

Stories in tune – The Magic Flute; Part 1

Welcome to the second post in a new mini-series here on Playing by the book – Stories in tune – all about picture books inspired by classical music. In the first Stories in tune post I talked about picture book versions of Peter and the Wolf. This time round we are looking at, reading and […]

Fantastic Fiction for Kids – Theatres

I’m very excited about this week’s contribution to Fantastic Fiction for Kids! It comes from (did you manage to guess?) none other than James Mayhew, author and illustrator of the Katie series (including Katie’s Picture Show, Katie in London, and Katie and the Sunflowers, which I reviewed here) as well as numerous other books. When […]

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