Playing by the book

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

Wolfman by Michael Rosen & Chris Mould: Those we demonise are human underneath

Wolfman is terrifying! Wolfman is threatening! Wolfman is unstoppably destructive! And he’s coming your way! But let me reassure you: Wolfman by Michael Rosen and Chris Mould is also so funny, you might just wet your pants On one level a moral about how those we demonise are human underneath, this wickedly enjoyable book about […]

On being too busy having fun to do anything else

I really don’t know how it is that I only recently discovered the gorgeous work of Rebecca Cobb. She’s an illustrator with a lovely fresh look, full of colour and a real knack for perfect observation, capturing emotion and feeling with just the tiniest strokes of her pencil or paintbrush. We’ll soon be hearing lots […]

Good Wolves, preventing child deaths and a giveaway

Even though it’s a new moon, rather than a full moon, this week we’ve been surrounded by wolves at home. First, whilst M was poorly last week we read Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf by Catherine Storr, having been inspired to do so by this review, and for the last few days we’ve been […]

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