Playing by the book

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

Findus plants meatballs: gardening disasters to make you and your kids laugh out loud

Have you and your kids ever attempted to grow your own vegetables and failed miserably? Maybe the weather’s contrived against you? Or the slugs have slithered wild and destroyed your crops? If so, perhaps Findus Plants Meatballs by Sven Nordqvist will put a wry smile on your face. Pettson, a crochety but ultimately kind and […]

Food for thought

Excitement, energy, engaging (and sometimes challenging) ideas burst out of Mission:Explore FOOD by The Geography Collective and City Farmers, illustrated by Tom Morgan-Jones. As the opening lines of the book state, “This book will change the way you see food forever. Do not go any further if you are afraid of going on adventures or […]

Secret Goodness – getting kids to eat right!

**There’s still time to enter my giveaway – a family day out at a book themed exhibition at a London Museum – click here for details and to be in with a chance of winning!** Away from Playing by the book I’ve been spending most of my spare time this last couple of weeks working […]

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