Playing by the book

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

An Oliver Jeffers TED film

Oliver Jeffers is part of the team behind this year’s TED Conference opening video. Whilst Jeffers isn’t giving a TED talk, you can clearly see his hand in this lovely little film. Ted 2013 Opening Video from mac premo on Vimeo. For actual TED talks by author, illustrators and others involved in the children’s book […]

Looking for inspiration 4: 9 more TED talks linked to children’s books

First of all, Happy New Year! Here’s to an enriching, rewarding 2013 filled with lots of reading I’ll be back on the blog properly later this week but today I’ve got a handful more TED talks to share with you. All of them have links to children’s literature, reading or literacy and each of them […]

Looking for inspiration 3: Dave Eggers’ TED talk

Today’s TED talk. by Dave Eggers, has got me looking at the empty shops in my town centre in a completely different way. A way that involves stories, kids, loads of fun, and buckets of imagination. Hmm… what if…!? Eggers starts off rather nervously, but stick with him because his is an amazing and inspiring […]

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