The Painting-In Book

The Painting-In Book by Anna Rumsby (Laurence King Publishing) is a thing of beauty. Part activity book, part painting workshop, each page teaches an easy to follow painting technique and provides a picture to complete. Whether it's mixing and blending colours, finger painting, splatter painting, or experimenting with texture and movement, each picture will inspire children... Continue Reading →

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Lil’ Merl and the Dastardly Dragon

Flying Eye books have put together a cracking book by Liam Barrett. They refer to it as a story-activity book. I think of it as an adventure in book format. Lil' Merl is a young wizard called upon to help rescue the king's treasure from the claws of a Dastardly Dragon. The reader is whipped... Continue Reading →

Merry Christmas, Pip!

I do love a well thought out and designed activity book. When done well they can be an absolute joy - boredom-busting, educational, inspiring and above all, FUN! The Merry Christmas, Pip! Sticker Activity Book was the perfect surprise for Mollie to pull out of her artist's explorer satchel during the drive to Grandma and... Continue Reading →

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