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‘The humour is laid on thick and the pages are full of colourful, silly illustrations! A definite winner.’ Father Reading reviews brand new picture book, Iguanas Love Bananas

Father Reading and T have gone bananas for Jennie and Chris Cladingbee’s, Iguanas Love Bananas with illustrations by Jeff Crowther; Tonight, T finally picked out a book we had received in a batch of #bookpost what seems like forever ago – Iguanas Love Bananas by Jennie & Chris Cladingbee and Jeff Crowther. What we have here is a book that has taken a hefty dose of inspiration from a best-seller… Read More »‘The humour is laid on thick and the pages are full of colourful, silly illustrations! A definite winner.’ Father Reading reviews brand new picture book, Iguanas Love Bananas

2020 Calendars Available Now! Enter a New Year as Happy as a Hedgehog is Sharing a HedgeHUG!

Get cosy with Horace and Hattie this winter, the two most adorable hedgehogs to grace the page, but there is one thing they can’t do… they can’t hug! They are just too spiky!   Shortlisted for the Oliver’s First Book Prize, Heart of Hawick and The People’s Book Prize, the Hedgehug series, written and illustrated by Steve Wilson and Lucy Tapper, is available at popular book retailers worldwide. But, the Hedgehug… Read More »2020 Calendars Available Now! Enter a New Year as Happy as a Hedgehog is Sharing a HedgeHUG!

‘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

‘Filled with adventure and thrill.’ Story Island Reviews have been bowled over by Rebecca Lisle’s, Game of Stones

Daisy, a pupil at Ospringe Primary school, has reviewed stone age themed picture book, Game of Stones written by Rebecca Lisle with illustrations by Richard Watson; ‘This book is about two brothers trying to make the best game ever. They love each day to be filled with thrill. They are determined for the game to be great but end up making a mess. I liked that the brothers were best… Read More »‘Filled with adventure and thrill.’ Story Island Reviews have been bowled over by Rebecca Lisle’s, Game of Stones

‘The wit, charm, and chaotic spookiness of this series make it one of my favorite things in bookstores right now.’ Second Buttercup Sunshine is a treat for Spooky KidLit

Jessica at Spooky KidLit has treated us with a review of the second book in the Buttercup Sunshine series, The House on Hangman’s Hill, by Colin Mulhern; Buttercup Sunshine’s world gets weirder and spookier in the second book in the Briar’s Cove Series, as she tries her best to save the world from zombies despite plenty of distractions from a bumbling mailman, mutant bunny rabbits, and a certain Dr. Victor… Read More »‘The wit, charm, and chaotic spookiness of this series make it one of my favorite things in bookstores right now.’ Second Buttercup Sunshine is a treat for Spooky KidLit

‘A very funny rhyming story that is ideal for reading aloud, and the marvellous illustrations just add to the pleasure.’ The Letterpress Project gobbles up Iguanas Love Bananas

Karen from The Letterpress Project has written a raving review of Jennie and Chris Cladingbee’s new picture book, Iguanas Love Bananas with illustrations by Jeff Crowther; It has taken me a while to get around to reviewing this one as my three year old grandson borrowed it, and then refused to let me have it back! I guess that is quite a compliment in itself because he has discerning taste… Read More »‘A very funny rhyming story that is ideal for reading aloud, and the marvellous illustrations just add to the pleasure.’ The Letterpress Project gobbles up Iguanas Love Bananas

‘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

Cooking up ‘a storm of chaos, comedy and captivating creatures’ The Lancashire Evening Post is stormed by Iguanas Love Bananas

Pam, from the Lancashire Evening Post has been stormed by latest picture book, Iguanas Love Bananas by Jennie and Chris Claddingbee, with illustrations by Jeff Crowther; Take a fun lesson in rhyming words, foods and animal names with a clever, comical picture book from debut author duo, Jennie and Chris Cladingbee. Did you know that cheetahs like fajitas, iguanas love bananas, kangaroos love vindaloos, albatross scoff candy floss, tufted puffins… Read More »Cooking up ‘a storm of chaos, comedy and captivating creatures’ The Lancashire Evening Post is stormed by Iguanas Love Bananas

‘Great for lovers of ‘Horrible Histories” The Ish Mother SPIES a winner in new middle-grade, Agent Starling: Operation Baked Beans

Bec, code name – The Ish Mother, has reviewed Jenny Moore’s, Agent Starling: Operation Baked Beans; How far would your kids go to get out of a test at school? Go off on a secret service mission involving time travel?! For the hero of this new middle-grade novel, it’s worth the risk! There is a lot of humour in the book, with the rather bizarre secret agents, a running gag… Read More »‘Great for lovers of ‘Horrible Histories” The Ish Mother SPIES a winner in new middle-grade, Agent Starling: Operation Baked Beans

‘I for one will be looking forward to my next Stone Age adventure.’ The Letterpress Project leaves a rocking review of Saviour Pirotta’s Stone Age junior fiction

Karen at The Letterpress Project has written a rocking review of Saviour Pirotta’s Stone Age junior fiction, The Stolen Spear, with illustrations by Davide Ortu: This is the first book of a new series – projected to be a quartet of stories – that will appear under the collective title of Wolfsong. The author, Saviour Pirotta is an established writer of history stories for children and The Stolen Spear is a good example… Read More »‘I for one will be looking forward to my next Stone Age adventure.’ The Letterpress Project leaves a rocking review of Saviour Pirotta’s Stone Age junior fiction