Despite trying not to, it can sometimes be tempting to judge a book by its cover. Hooded figure? Science fiction. Black background and grey font? Erotica. Silhouetted man? Thriller featuring a renegade who, damn it, doesn't play by the rules. Isabel Popple confesses to something that, let's face it, we all do.
The spring - and Easter - is all about new growth, new beginnings, new creations, as the first daffodils and green buds emerge from the winter soil. What better time could there be then, for children (and adults!) to get crafty and make some special new creations of their own? Finding inspiration and knowing where to begin is often the trickiest part, though, so here are some of Isabel Popple's favourite crafty books for children, which are packed with tips and ideas, from finger painting and tissue paper flowers to building your own paper town.