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  • Good as Nell: A Lizzo Party for Nella

    Good as Nell: A Lizzo Party for Nella

    At the end of every year, anticipation for Nella’s birthday is the little surge of excitement that helps my kids overcome the disappointment of the the post holiday slump. So every year after Christmas, we ask Nella what kind of birthday party she…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Jan 20, 10:03am -

Football and Crowns

  • Five on Friday...

    Five on Friday...

    What's up buds? Yay it's Friday! Although, I am not even sure I really get weekends anymore.  Our life is so busy right now, I feel like I never stop working on my To Do List. Today I am linking up with the crew for the 5 on Friday link up.  If you…
    - 17 Jan 14, 12:19pm -
  • Christmas Days and New Year's Eve!

    Christmas Days and New Year's Eve!

    Continuing with my top 10 of 2013 and getting caught up...9. CHRISTMAS!!!  We had such a wonderful Christmas season! The kids are at great ages and we are having a blast!  Every year I say it and I probably always will, but this was the best year y…
    - 9 Jan 14, 3:58pm -
  • 2013 Top Ten, errr Eight....just a little late!

    2013 Top Ten, errr Eight....just a little late!

    Hey, hey remember me??!  My name is Rachel Brown and I once blogged here.  Okay, that is done.  And not awkward at all ;).So I stopped blogging for awhile.  Life got really busy and I could not justify spending time on it.  Then once one is so b…
    - 3 Jan 14, 5:07pm -
  • Five on Friday - Fall Fashion!

    Five on Friday - Fall Fashion!

    Happy Friday y'all!!!  I am linking up again with Darci and the crew!Today's Five on Friday is all about Fall Fashion! This past weekend I bought Glamour's 1,001 Best Ever Fall Do's and Don'ts and OMG - I actually loved it and got something out of…
    - 6 Sep 13, 10:55am -
  • All a Mother's Heart Can Handle

    All a Mother's Heart Can Handle

    Blog hiatus thanks to some of the busiest weeks of the year = one big post with lots of pics and me crying about my kids growing up too fast...shall we? :)In one single week this year, Owen turned 7, the kids started school, Bree turned 4 and we had…
    - 5 Sep 13, 11:49am -
  • 5 on Friday

    5 on Friday

    Well it has been a hell of a week and I am calling it a win if I can get one blog in for the week....so here is our week in 5.... ONE - This week was all about football!  Owen had his first scrimmage Monday night and last night was his first REAL…
    - 2 Aug 13, 10:44am -
  • My FIRST 5 on Friday!

    My FIRST 5 on Friday!

    So I have been reading all my fave bloggers' posts every Friday and they are linking up with the fun crew doing Five on Friday. I am loving it!  I finally had a Friday where I had a few hot seconds to do my own this week!!! FIVE: Check out at my bra…
    - 26 Jul 13, 1:28pm -
  • 4th of July is our FAVORITE

    4th of July is our FAVORITE

    It was a great July 4th this year.  A really really great one!
    - 25 Jul 13, 2:53pm -
  • This Season

    This Season

    So if you follow me on insta (if you don't you should! I post tons of cute pics all the time :) ), you know that I took down Suburban Strut.  It was not an easy decision and it was one I thought about for a long time.  I am not trying to make the b…
    - 25 Jul 13, 2:53pm -
  • Routine Cravings

    Routine Cravings

    This Summer has been a great one.  We have had tons of fun, made great memories and enjoyed the kids being home with an easier schedule.But let me be honest. I need the routine back like Owen Brown needs bacon - I am craving it!!  I received my new…
    - 25 Jul 13, 2:53pm -

Free Range Kids

  • Subversively Radical: Family Reunions Give Kids a Rare Chance to Just Play on Their Own

    Subversively Radical: Family Reunions Give Kids a Rare Chance to Just Play on Their Own

    I hadn’t thought about it, but this Let Grow piece points out that at family reunions, kids play in mixed-age packs and the parents — busy catching up — let them loose. It’s like time travel back to an ’80s childhood for everyone. Read it h…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 20, 2:39pm -
  • Special Needs Kids in the Kitchen? Real World Tips

    Special Needs Kids in the Kitchen? Real World Tips

    This helpful piece over at Let Grow has suggestions on how to get special needs kids cooking. For instance, have your kids (special needs or not) cut vegetables using a serrated knife, because it is less likely to slip. I realize that is pretty basic…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jan 20, 6:29pm -
  • “Life 360” Is More Like “Prison Life 360”

    “Life 360” Is More Like “Prison Life 360”

    New technology brings new norms. The telegraph allowed us instant communication across long distances. The TV allowed us to sit at home and be entertained. And Life 360 allows — normalizes — us to believe that our kids must be supervised remotely…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Jan 20, 10:21am -
  • This Kid is a Crochet Dynamo — He’s 11, He’s Amazing, His Profits Have Purchased Books for a School Library in Ethiopia!
    Let Grow did a wonderful video with Jonah Larson, the perfect example of a kid finding his passion simply by having some free time and a parent who trusted him to explore his interests, no matter how quirky. His mom told us that at age 5 Jonah found…
    - 13 days ago, 8 Jan 20, 1:12pm -
  • Confidence for Kids Scared of Sleepovers

    Confidence for Kids Scared of Sleepovers

    For some kids, sleepovers are just too scary. We’ve got some tips on how to get them over this pretty normal stage. Click here to see them at Let Grow!
    - 14 days ago, 7 Jan 20, 7:35am -
  • “Be Careful!” Is Worse than Useless Advice from Parents

    “Be Careful!” Is Worse than Useless Advice from Parents

    What’s wrong with saying, “Be careful!” a couple million times? Well, this: The message kids hear is pointless (Be careful HOW?), at the same time it is also dis-empowering (You think I can’t figure out how to do this safely?). Let Grow ponde…
    - 18 days ago, 3 Jan 20, 5:04pm -
  • A Chore Chart, So the Chores Actually Get Done

    A Chore Chart, So the Chores Actually Get Done

    One wonderful year we had both kids doing the dishes thanks to a chart clearly stating whose job it was on which days. Other years we slacked off on the chart and the dish-washing slacked off, too. If you’d like to print out Let Grow’s free, cust…
    - 18 days ago, 2 Jan 20, 11:59pm -
  • Oh Little Town of Wausau, Wisc., How Chill You Look Tonight: Town Set to Rescind Snowball Ban

    Oh Little Town of Wausau, Wisc., How Chill You Look Tonight: Town Set to Rescind Snowball Ban

    ‘Snow joke! After 57 years, this midwestern town is about to toss its snowball ban off the books! Click here to go to Let Grow and watch the mayor and police have a snowball fight to celebrate. (They’re the guys in this picture.)
    - 21 days ago, 30 Dec 19, 10:27pm -
  • What If Kids Had Four Recesses a Day?

    What If Kids Had Four Recesses a Day?

    Kids deserve — and learn better with — MORE recess. The LiiNK program in Texas gives kids four recesses a day — and the results are impressive: Fewer “off task” behaviors, longer attention spans and lower BMI. Read about it over at Let Grow…
    - 23 days ago, 29 Dec 19, 11:32am -
  • One Mom Has Actually Figured Out How Not to Cave When Her Kids Whine, “I’m Bored!”

    One Mom Has Actually Figured Out How Not to Cave When Her Kids Whine, “I’m Bored!”

    A genius mom gives a truly useful plan for how to resist becoming the entertainment center when the kids whine that they’re bored. Read how to “become a master of boredom tolerance” over at Let Grow by clicking here!   Photo by Frankieleon at…
    - 25 days ago, 27 Dec 19, 3:28pm -

Girl's Gone Child

  • Speaking of my husband, Hal Isaacson; 7/1/74 - 10/27/18 - Forever

    Speaking of my husband, Hal Isaacson; 7/1/74 - 10/27/18 - Forever

    It's been almost a year since I've posted here and while I feel like a stranger in a strange land sitting down to type in this old familiar box, I wanted to share the speech I wrote for Hal at his memorial service yesterday, and this seemed like the…
    - 12 Nov 18, 7:47pm -
  • 11 Gifts that Empower Women and Girls

    11 Gifts that Empower Women and Girls

    The following post was written in partnership with my incredible friends at To The Market -- one of my favorite online destinations for year-round gift-giving.***This holiday season,  it is increasingly important to me that the majority of the money…
    - 5 Nov 18, 8:01pm -
  • the grass cannot be greener on the side it will not grow

    the grass cannot be greener on the side it will not grow


    - 21 Sep 17, 1:37pm -
  • when to howl back

    when to howl back

    I used to call out to her frantically. "Bo, come back! WAIT, WHERE ARE YOU GOING!?" I didn't want to lose her so I would dress her in bright colors or wild prints that were easy to spot against crowds. In those days I could barely make out her sil…
    - 8 Aug 17, 11:55pm -
  • The Month(s) in Moments: April & May

    The Month(s) in Moments: April & May

    Some incredible things that happened over the last two months, in no particular order: my brother-in-law got married to someone we all adore and the girls wore flowers in their hair. Archer turned twelve years old. Our couch (and bed) finally came af…
    - 5 Jun 17, 3:42pm -
  • In defense of complicated coffee orders

    In defense of complicated coffee orders

    The following post is sponsored by Little, Brown and Co and the new book Penguins of America -- written by bestselling author, James Patterson and his son, Jack, who came up with the idea for this book when he was five years old. Congrats, Jack and J…
    - 2 Jun 17, 12:41pm -
  • We did it! Because of you. THANK YOU.

    We did it! Because of you. THANK YOU.

    A few hours ago, our Pans kickstarter campaign came to an end. I watched the clock as it ticked down and had one last ugly battle cry -- of which there have been many -- over the last four weeks.Over the course of 28 days, 21 hours and eighteen mi…
    - 30 May 17, 5:58pm -
  • sprinting toward the finish line...

    sprinting toward the finish line...

    We are in the home-stretch with just over four days to go of our Kickstarter campaign and as of this morning we have TWO angel backers who are EACH coming through with 5k if we can get 250 more backers by Saturday, 9:30am PST.  So! If you haven't ba…
    - 25 May 17, 4:24pm -
  • in transit the scenery blurs

    in transit the scenery blurs

    1. He turns twelve tomorrow. An age that is as between as it gets. I remember when he turned ten, feeling like, here we go... and now, here we are, pushing through space between months and years and numbers that mean more than they did, even last yea…
    - 22 May 17, 2:40pm -
  • PANS on Kickstarter is Now Live! Thank you so much for your support!

    PANS on Kickstarter is Now Live! Thank you so much for your support!

    photo by Angela Boatwright after our tease shoot in January Yesterday, a little after 9am, our Pans Kickstarter campaign went live.  ED: I meant to post this yesterday but in typical HA HA OH, YOU fashion, I had to pick a "sick" child up from schoo…
    - 3 May 17, 12:13am -

Kidzworld

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    The third Monday in January is dedicated to Martin Luther King, Jr. Do you know why this man is so special that he gets his own holiday? Learn about Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Kidzworld!
    - 16 days ago, 5 Jan 20, 3:00am -
  • The Addams Family Deleted Scene - Pugsley Bee Beard
    Watch The Addams Family deleted scene, Pugsley Bee Beard, that shows Pugsley about to be presented with the Addams family sabre in a ceremony with Gomez and Uncle Fester, if he is ready for the honor.
    - 1 day ago, 20 Jan 20, 3:00am -
  • Dolittle Movie Review - Surface Charm with Heavy Life Lessons
    Kidzworld reviews Dolittle, Robert Downey Jr.’s first character after Tony Stark/Iron-Man. The film mixes charm, heavy subjects, cute CGI animals and a plot too much like Pirates of the Caribbean.
    - 5 days ago, 16 Jan 20, 3:00am -
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Crossword Puzzle
    Martin Luther King Jr. was a human rights activist and has gone down in American history as a hero for his part in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. Test your IQ in the MLK Crossword Puzzle!
    - 15 days ago, 6 Jan 20, 3:00am -
  • After School Options: Which Clubs are Best for You?
    After-school organizations can provide great outlets where you can make new friends, learn skills, explore your passion for a subject, or discover a new one. Read on to learn about the Boys and Girls Clubs, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, 4-H, YMCA, & more.
    - 5 days ago, 16 Jan 20, 3:00am -
  • Super Punch-Out!!: Retro Review of Nintendo Switch Online
    Nintendo Switch Online is full of some truly classic titles that you may have missed. Check out our must-play games from the service and this week's game: Super Punch-Out!!!
    - 5 days ago, 16 Jan 20, 3:00am -
  • Interview: Mckenna Grace Rules Troop Zero
    Kidzworld interviews teen actress Mckenna Grace who stars in Amazon Prime’s Troop Zero about a 1970’s girl who, through crafty ingenuity, gets to live one of her major dreams. Check out the interview.
    - 6 days ago, 15 Jan 20, 3:00am -
  • Marvel’s Avengers and Final Fantasy 7 Remake Delayed
    Two of Square Enix’s biggest games for the year are coming later than expected. Check out Kidzworld to find out when Marvel's Avengers and Final Fantasy 7 Remake are coming out!
    - 7 days ago, 14 Jan 20, 3:00am -
  • Super Nintendo World arriving at Universal Studios in Japan
    If you have ever wanted to take a step into the worlds of Nintendo, you soon will be able to at Super Nintendo World. Check out Kidzworld for all the news about this new, theme park attraction.
    - 7 days ago, 14 Jan 20, 3:00am -
  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Blu-ray Review – Short Extras, Great Look
    Kidzworld reviews the Blu-ray for Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. Extras are interesting but quite short and there is no director audio commentary. Blu-ray looks rich and sounds great.
    - 7 days ago, 14 Jan 20, 3:00am -
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Live.Love.Laugh.

  • Breastfeeding Diaries

    Breastfeeding Diaries

    Today I am over at The girl in the red shoes talking about my breastfeeding journey so far.Check it out HERE.Also, I am have been MIA lately. Life has been crazy! Riley is 5 months and on the move. Brayden has been having some seizures and had an MRI…
    - 19 Feb 14, 1:28pm -
  • Baby Weight

    Baby Weight

    Loosing the baby weight the second time around has been one of the hardest things I've ever done. Only third to having a sick child and my high risk pregnancy with Riley. The day I found out I was pregnant (12-31-12) 154lbsThe day I delivered (9-10-…
    - 30 Dec 13, 9:46am -
  • Catch up

    Catch up

    Our holiday season has been great so far. We wanted to make a point to focus on us and our family and what we want. Makes for a much less stressful holiday season. We are excited for our first xmas as a family of four and having Riley's first xmas.…
    - 18 Dec 13, 3:09pm -
  • Happy Holidays and a Birth Announcement

    Happy Holidays and a Birth Announcement

    Hope you are having a magical holiday season!
    - 15 Dec 13, 9:29pm -
  • 3 months old (and MIA)

    3 months old (and MIA)

    I guess I really have been MIA when I noticed my last post was Riley's 2 mo pictures, LOL.  Riley is 3 months old!!! Big girl is growing so fast.Wearing 3-6mo Gap/ON and 6mo Carters. Diapers size 2. She likes to sit (assisted). Her head control is a…
    - 12 Dec 13, 2:44pm -
  • 2 months old

    2 months old

    Ok kiddo seriously, I want to keep you tiny.Which we surpassed about 4 weeks ago. Girlfriend has had a major growth spurt and looks like a 4 mo old to me. She looks bigger in pictures and is still a new little babe but holy cow she's big for 2 months…
    - 12 Nov 13, 7:52pm -
  • Life Lately.....

    Life Lately.....

    Sitting down to write these days is a luxury. Good thing for Instagram, its quick and simple.Little miss Riley is such a doll and growing like a weed!! We have moved into 3-6 clothes. She looks like a baby now and not a newborn. She is smiling, sucki…
    - 4 Nov 13, 6:30am -
  • Canvas Winner
    The winner of a FREE 8x10 canvas is:Sarah @ Classy and FabulousCongrats. Please email me and I'll get your code to you.livelovelaughblog at yahoo dot com
    - 1 Nov 13, 6:30am -
  • Canvas review and GIVEAWAY

    Canvas review and GIVEAWAY

    Recently I teamed up again with Easy Canvas Prints and as always I love my canvas! I am obsessed with my canvas collection and this is a great addition.I love this picture of the kiddos and this is going to look beautiful hung up!We are also giving a…
    - 25 Oct 13, 6:00am -
  • T Shirt Review

    T Shirt Review

    We recently had the opportunity to create and review a custom t shirt from allied shirts. Since D loves his T's I let him design one for himself.It turned out really great. The site is really easy to use and it comes fast! Always great to partner wit…
    - 24 Oct 13, 9:19am -

PBS Digital Studios: THNKR (YouTube)

  • https://youtube.com/devicesupport

    https://youtube.com/devicesupport

    https://youtube.com/devicesupporthttps://youtube.com/devicesupporthttp://m.youtube.comFrom:YouTube HelpViews:336067540ratingsTime:03:56More inHowto & Style
    - 2 Jun 15, 8:00pm -

Pigtail Pals: Redefine Girly!

  • Q&A With “Powered By Girl” author Lyn Mikel Brown
    “Powered By Girl” is part critical commentary on a “lean in”, “TEDified” view of girl power and versions of the “exceptional girl” breaking down barriers on her own when in actuality they have benefited from a support system of adults…
    - 13 Sep 16, 9:07am -
  • Girls Who Change the World and the Women Behind Them
    Book review “Powered By Girl”, Lyn Mikel Brown. Author Q&A to come tomorrow! Every page of my copy of “Powered By Girl: A Field Guide for Supporting Youth Activists” (Beacon Press) by my colleague Lyn Mikel Brown is highlighted like the photo…
    - 12 Sep 16, 2:01pm -
  • Finding Dory Is Perfect, Except When It Isn’t: Gerald and Becky
    This weekend “Finding Dory” opened to enormous box office success, which is important for a sequel driven by a female character. My family and I join in on the positive reviews, we all really loved the film. Except for one really important part.…
    - 20 Jun 16, 7:15pm -
  • You Are Needed To Shine
    A late night request to my community — Whether you are awake late into the night with me now or you read this in the morning or days later, I need something from you.   For two days I have had women messaging me, telling me they too were raped. Th…
    - 8 Jun 16, 3:37am -
  • Little Girls and Dangling Earrings
    Originally written May 8, 2015 (Thank you, Facebook, for the tour through Memories!). Updated May 10, 2016.  Here’s the thing about rushing our girls prematurely through girlhood – if they act like miniature teenagers during their childhood they…
    - 11 May 16, 9:40am -
  • Sexism From The Back Seat: What Women Want
    While driving with my children this morning we heard an obnoxious morning radio program ask a trivia question for listeners. “What do forty percent of women wish they had?”   My kids – my kids, who live in the epicenter of media literacy, crit…
    - 3 May 16, 5:44pm -
  • Daughters, Boyfriends, and Terrified Dads
    My kids, ten and eight years old, both have their first crushes. Nothing more than “playground love” and I can see why my kids are crushing on the other two individuals. I adore the other children, they are great kids with fun personalities. Whil…
    - 2 May 16, 1:50pm -
  • File under I Need Feminism Because…..Twin Peaks and Bosses
    I need feminism because…My husband is at dinner with his boss and his boss’s boss at a restaurant where the waitresses dress like this. The name and logo of this fine establishment are a play off women’s breasts. The company’s website  invit…
    - 5 Apr 16, 8:54pm -
  • Mom and Daughter Question the Gendered Difference In Boys’ and Girls’ Clothing Sizes
    If you’ve shopped for children’s clothing in the past few years you understand not all things are created equal. Despite parents loudly supporting moves to get away from gender stereotypes in the children’s marketplace and a new bunch of small…
    - 22 Mar 16, 7:27pm -
  • Big Shake Up In the Princess World
    A big shake up in the world of twelve inch princesses – the license for the Disney dolls has shifted from one toy giant to another. What does this mean for the toy industry, but more importantly, what does this mean for your child and the marketing…
    - 8 Jan 16, 3:17am -

San Francisco Chronicle: Poop Files

  • Super-Crafty Halloween Contest winners are here!
    First of all, let’s agree that the word “winners” is misused here. Because when people are taking the time, effort and historical research to dress their kids up like Hunter S. Thompson and Frida Kahlo, there are no losers. But there must be wi…
    - 3 Nov 15, 7:13pm -
  • Super-Crafty Halloween Costume Contest – entries are here!
    Every year, I tell myself that the Super-Crafty Costume Contest couldn’t get any better. And then, on the eve of the contest, someone sends a photo of their 3-year-old dressed as Nux the War Boy from “Mad Max: Fury Road,” and all is right with…
    - 30 Oct 15, 2:21pm -
  • Super Crafty Halloween Costume Contest 2015 – enter now!
    The Poop parenting blog has been on hiatus for something like 12 years, and both my kids are in their 40s now. Mostly these days I’m writing 4,000 word history articles for the San Francisco Chronicle and 140 character tweets. I’m not even sure t…
    - 19 Oct 15, 7:24am -
  • Super-Crafty Halloween Costume Contest – the winners are here!
    Before we start, apologies that these winners are being announced so late. I know that historians looking back on this will have no context to the tardiness, but just trust me, it’s freaking late. Pretty sure I saw someone putting up Valentine’s…
    - 6 Nov 14, 1:17pm -
  • My favorite pro-Giants costume of the 2014 World Series run
    This is the time of year that I sit at my desk reading incoming e-mails, with my face frozen in a permanent grin. Since we put out the call for entries last week, I’ve been receiving dozens of Super-Crafty Halloween Costume Contest e-mails, and onc…
    - 27 Oct 14, 2:29pm -
  • The Super Crafty Halloween Costume Contest returns!
    I haven’t written on The Poop in something like 47 years, I’m pretty sure my own kids have left college and are “finding themselves.” Our original blog banner with the little baby head appears to be missing. But our annual costume contest is…
    - 23 Oct 14, 8:19am -
  • Thunderdome of Sappy Parenting Commercials … help us pick two finalists!
    Here’s how this crazy experiment came about: I was watching TV with my wife and suddenly found myself in a big fat puddle of embarrassing ugly cry, thanks to an Extra Gum commercial about birds and college and heartbreak — something like that. It…
    - 22 Jul 14, 7:37am -
  • Field Trip: 5 Reasons to Visit Legoland
    There are a lot of amusement parks out there. Not all of them sell mouse ears in the gift shops. If the general, well, awesomeness of “The Lego Movie” wasn’t enough of a reminder, we’re here to make the case for driving right past Anaheim thi…
    - 3 Jul 14, 11:00am -
  • Field Trip: Camp Mather Survival Guide
    As the summer vacation season arrives, we revisit our Camp Mather survival guide, originally published in 2012. Despite last year’s devastating Rim Fire and some related water issues, not much has changed at San Francisco’s 90-year-old family cam…
    - 5 Jun 14, 11:00am -
  • D’oh, a deer: Capturing the video and missing the parenting moment
    Perhaps I watched “Footloose” too many times in the 1980s and 1990s, but I anticipated that my biggest parenting struggles would involve knock-down-drag-out battles between myself and my kids. Even when I still was a child I knew I wouldn’t be…
    - 27 May 14, 1:16pm -

The Guardian: Children's Books (< 7)

  • Me … review – Emma Dodd's plucky penguin waddles into the big world
    Little Angel Studios, LondonA chick finds its feet in this gentle puppet adaptation of the popular book, aimed at children aged two to five‘Winter is long,” sighs the baby penguin on stage. No need telling that to a crowd of bleary-eyed parents a…
    - 19 days ago, 2 Jan 20, 11:43am -
  • 'He's the Roger Moore of tigers!' – how The Tiger Who Came to Tea came to TV
    The children’s classic has been turned into a flagship Christmas animation for Channel 4. Our writer takes his two-year-old behind the scenes at the studio seeking to capture its furry magicHas a tiger come to tea at the Lupus film studios? No, but…
    - 29 days ago, 23 Dec 19, 12:59am -
  • Me, Mum and Dogger: the return of a children’s classic
    At 92, Shirley Hughes has written a Christmas sequel to her enduring tale of a lost toy. Her son, who is the real Dogger’s owner, tells all…Most mornings, when in London, I climb the stairs of the house where I grew up during the 1950s and 60s to…
    - 30 days ago, 22 Dec 19, 3:04am -
  • Giraffes Can’t Dance review – swing of the jungle
    Curve, LeicesterAn adaptation of Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees’s bestseller loses some of the grace of the picturebook despite a moonlit acrobatic endingAuthor Giles Andreae and illustrator Guy Parker-Rees have shifted millions of copies of the…
    - 35 days ago, 17 Dec 19, 4:45pm -
  • The Tailor of Gloucester review – tabby triumphs in custom-made show
    Salisbury PlayhouseBrightly designed, this jaunty version of Beatrix Potter’s seasonal tale boasts a scene-stealing Simpkin the catBeatrix Potter’s book about an ailing tailor tasked with making a coat for the mayor’s wedding was written as a C…
    - 42 days ago, 10 Dec 19, 1:24pm -
  • Oi Frog and Friends! review – a wild time for fans of rhyme
    Lyric theatre, LondonJumpy new student Frog overcomes his starting-school nerves in this exuberant musical adaptation of Kes Gray and Jim Field’s picture books Cats sit on mats, mules sit on stools and pumas sit on satsumas. So how about duck-bille…
    - 43 days ago, 9 Dec 19, 6:05am -
  • The Tiger Who Came to Tea review – a charming, faithful adaptation
    Snowman and Snowdog producers have made Christmas treat from Judith Kerr’s children’s classic“Talk the tiger,” Judith Kerr’s two-year-old daughter Tacy used to instruct her at bedtime. She was demanding more of the story her mother, who had…
    - 44 days ago, 8 Dec 19, 8:36am -
  • David Cardwell obituary
    My father, David Cardwell, who has died aged 76, was the co-founder and executive chairman of the brand licensing company Copyright Promotions Limited (CPL, now CPLG). David and his business partner, Richard Culley, were among those who established t…
    - 75 days ago, 7 Nov 19, 11:56am -
  • A children’s book about food banks is a grim sign of our failure as a society | Aditya Chakrabortty
    Britain’s first picture book about families going hungry is an urgent reminder of the issues at the heart of this electionI have just read a beautiful book about something truly obscene. Full of lovely pictures and occasional bits of text, it’s t…
    - 83 days ago, 30 Oct 19, 10:20am -
  • Hey Grandude! by Paul McCartney and Kathryn Durst review – no magical mystery tour
    An old rocker takes his bored grandkids for a ride in the former Beatle’s safe second children’s bookIs there a single celebrity who hasn’t written a children’s book? Madonna alone has published a dozen. Unwholesome curmudgeons, venal narciss…
    - 8 Sep 19, 8:00am -
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