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Lancashire Evening Post: Bewitching pigs, rhyming robots and a riotous rhino with Maverick

Pam Norfolk at Lancashire Evening Post has reviewed our latest releases!

‘Maverick is making a name for itself as a champion of new talent in the picture book market and with an expanding stable of imaginative authors and gifted illustrators, this small outfit is galloping into the big time.’ Read the whole review here.

Daniel O'Dowd RGB LR JPEGDaniel O’Dowd Was Ever So Loud by Julie Fulton (buy here)

“This is a delightful little cautionary tale about the value of unusual talents, and listening to what other people have to say. Fulton’s inventive, flowing and addictive verse is transformed into action through Elina Ellis’s enchanting and larger-than-life illustrations.”

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Preposterous Rhinoceros by Tracy Gunaratnam (Buy here)

“There is plenty of slapstick fun and animal-size laughter in this enchanting picture book from a top author-illustrator duo who know just how to tickle a child’s funny bone. Tracy Gunaratnam’s cute and comical story about the joys of friendship and the value of learning to read becomes a visual feast of frantic antics through Marta Costa’s characterful and colourful illustrations.”

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“Warm-hearted, funny and delightfully quirky picture book from Alice Hemming, a children’s author noted for her touching stories which celebrate acceptance and diversity.  James Lent’s distinctive, bold and characterful illustrations help bring to life the irrepressible Robopop and his frantic antics with Daisy and Dylan.”

DD4 American Adventure RGB LR JPEGThe Dog Dectectives in an American Adventure by Zoa (buy here)

“This is the fourth book in Zoa Gypsy’s high-octane, fun-filled series starring the inimitable Detective Jack and Deputy Poco Loco whose sleuthing often takes some wrong turns but always get there in the end. With Monika Suska’s charismatic illustrations bringing the words and action to life and a gallery of fascinating American facts to enjoy at the back of the book, this is an irresistible story for little thrill-seekers.”

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The Four Little Pigs by Kimara Nye (Buy here)

“This charming, addictive picture adventure is full of quirky characters, bold dialogue, lively illustrations and a marvellous ‘sneezy’ sound effect that will help little ones to join in the fun. Kimara Nye also conveys subtle messages about standing up to bullies, having faith in your own abilities and learning that a problem shared is a problem halved. A colourful, entertaining story that is destined to become a bedtime favourite…”

Thanks to Pam Norfolk and Lancashire Evening Post for the great reviews. Don’t forget to get your own copies of the books either on Amazon or from your local bookshop!