Alex Willmore

‘A perfect blend of charm and snark makes this an endearing storytime choice.’ Centre for Children’s Books find Alison Donald’s, AdoraBULL – adorable

The bulletin of the Centre for Children’s Books has given Alison Donald‘s, AdoraBULL with illustrations by Alex Willmore, an utterly charming review; Alfred the bull is quite confident in his friendship with farm kiddo Tom—until, that is, the little boy comes home from school declaring he needs a pet and it must be adorable. Not quite sure what the word means, Alfred does what anyone would do: he looks it… Read More »‘A perfect blend of charm and snark makes this an endearing storytime choice.’ Centre for Children’s Books find Alison Donald’s, AdoraBULL – adorable

‘Humorous, action-packed pictures combine with terse text to create an engaging cautionary tale about greed.’ Kirkus Reviews gets a treat with It’s MY Sausage

Kirkus Reviews have written a treat of a review about Alex Willmore‘s, It’s MY Sausage; Five hungry cats vie for one “yummy, scrummy sausage.” With a limited autumnal color palette, the cats and the owner’s home are realized in rough but expressive fashion. The text is short, with many onomatopoeic sounds and easy words enabling children to read much of it themselves. The five cats are distinct in color and… Read More »‘Humorous, action-packed pictures combine with terse text to create an engaging cautionary tale about greed.’ Kirkus Reviews gets a treat with It’s MY Sausage

‘A hugely entertaining romp of a picture book.’ Red Reading Hub reviews Alex Willmore’s, It’s MY Sausage

Jill from Red Reading Hub has given us a treat with her review of Alex Willmore‘s picture book, It’s MY Sausage: One fat juicy sausage, five cats all with designs on it. The mustard coloured moggy lays claim, having so we hear ‘seen it first’ but has decided to delay gratification. A dramatic comedy then unfolds as the others endeavour to procure the desired item by means of a rod… Read More »‘A hugely entertaining romp of a picture book.’ Red Reading Hub reviews Alex Willmore’s, It’s MY Sausage

‘Destined to leave everyone hungry for a second reading.’ The Lancashire Post takes a bite out of new picture book, It’s MY Sausage

Pam at the Lancashire Evening Post has reviewed It’s MY Sausage, written and illustrated by Alex Willmore, and is hungry for more: A cat-fight over one sausage leaves some funny, fighting felines with a bitter taste in their mouths in a picture book bursting with fun! Illustrator Alex Willmore turns his talented hand to both drawing and writing in this clever, chaotic adventure which will have little ones giggling and guffawing… Read More »‘Destined to leave everyone hungry for a second reading.’ The Lancashire Post takes a bite out of new picture book, It’s MY Sausage

‘From cover to cover, literally, the book consumes you into a world of kitty frolics.’ What’s Good To Do enjoys the feisty felines of It’s MY Sausage by Alex Willmore

Laura from What’s Good To Do has reviewed Alex Willmore‘s feisty feline picture book, It’s MY Sausage: It’s MY Sausage, written and illustrated by Alex Willmore is a very enjoyable read for children as it is very calm and concise both in wording and illustration, which is something I feel children’s books can often get carried away with and this can cause children to very rapidly loose interest and any adult to… Read More »‘From cover to cover, literally, the book consumes you into a world of kitty frolics.’ What’s Good To Do enjoys the feisty felines of It’s MY Sausage by Alex Willmore

‘This picture book already has a feel of a classic with its distinctive style and concise humour, I’m looking forward to many more reads’ The Ish Mother reviews the PAWsome, It’s MY Sausage

Bec, also known as The Ish Mother, has written a PAWsome review of Alex Willmore‘s debut picture book, It’s MY Sausage, both written and illustrated by the man himself: I love the simplicity of this book. There’s not a lot of text so it’s really easy for little ones to follow, but every word is used to full effect to tell the story – even the impressive array of onomatopoeias!… Read More »‘This picture book already has a feel of a classic with its distinctive style and concise humour, I’m looking forward to many more reads’ The Ish Mother reviews the PAWsome, It’s MY Sausage

‘Maverick Publishing have pulled a blinder on this one – I’m sure KS1 audiences are going to absolutely adore it!’ Mr B reviews Alex Willmore’s New Picture Book, It’s MY Sausage.

Mr. B’s Guided Reading has written an amazing review of brand-new book, It’s MY Sausage, both written and illustrated by Alex Willmore: There are five cats but only one sausage – which means that our four-legged furry friends are going all out to claim that glorious sausage! They get up to all sorts in this simple yet hilariously illustrated picture book. There is plenty of repetition and humour, with the… Read More »‘Maverick Publishing have pulled a blinder on this one – I’m sure KS1 audiences are going to absolutely adore it!’ Mr B reviews Alex Willmore’s New Picture Book, It’s MY Sausage.

‘Adorable’ Kirkus Reviews enjoys AdoraBULL ahead of its US release!

Kirkus Reviews has just published a great review for AdoraBULL by Alison Donald with illustrations by Alex Willmore ahead of its US distribution by Lerner Books in September: ‘As a pair, the animals are “adorable.” The unaffected text never overwhelms the pictures and could offer a transition into independent reading with mostly easily decoded vocabulary.’ You can pre-order the book in the US here and buy a copy in the… Read More »‘Adorable’ Kirkus Reviews enjoys AdoraBULL ahead of its US release!

AdoraBULL featured in Story Snug International Friendship Day post!

  It was wonderful to see our recent picture book AdoraBULL by Alison Donald with illustrations by Alex Willmore selected for a special International Friendship Day post by Story Snug. ‘AdoraBULL is a great book to use in the classroom to initiate discussions about friendship and how children can feel when their best friend’s situation changes.’ Thanks, Catherine! Read the post here and buy a copy here