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Taro Gomi’s Play All Day

I love Taro Gomi’s illustrations and we’ve always enjoyed his books (My Friends, Bus Stops and Everybody Poos) so I was really interested when I discovered Taro Gomi’s Play All Day activity book.  Since then, I have bought it for everyone I know — I feel like I’ve found treasure!  The book is basically the BEST book in the world for a rainy day (which we are prone to over here in Blighty).

It is cram-packed with things to make and pretty much everything you need is already in the book.  There are more then 100 innovative ‘punch-out’ pieces for making games, cities, landscapes, sculptures, hats, finger-puppets, picture frames and all in Gomi’s distinctive style.  All the ideas are simple enough for my 4-year-old to construct with a little bit of guidance.  But what I love (other then the end result actually looking good — unlike our ‘start-from-scratch’ craft ideas) is that all the ideas inspire play — we made the ring-toss game last night and once made my kids played with it for 45 minutes. It’s available from Amazon (UK and US ).

Mo. x


Comments (5)

Esther in Amsterdam
May 17, 2011

These are such fun!! LOVE Taro Gomi! xxx

Courtney in London
May 17, 2011

It is SO cool. After you gave it to Quin for his birthday, we have used it a ton (and I’ve now given it as birthday gifts as well!).

May 17, 2011

Nice one. Thanks for sharing.

Emma Donnelly
May 17, 2011

Great.. Ordered two copies straight away! Thank you Babyccino.. I love receiving your daily emails. Emma x

June 17, 2011

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