Playing by the book

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

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 […]

Peter and the Wolf

Welcome to the first in a new mini-series here on Playing by the book – Stories in tune. Regular readers will know that we listen to a lot of music in our home, and that music plays a part in every post at Playing by the book, but it is also true that we listen […]

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