Pam at The Lancashire Evening Post has just made live her wonderful reviews for two new picture books (with some nice words about Maverick too!):
‘Inventive author Alison Donald and star illustrator Alex Willmore work their special magic on this bewitching picture book story about a bull on the horns of a dilemma when his best friend goes in search of a more cute and cuddly pet.
This marvellously entertaining mix-up farm adventure comes from Maverick Arts Publishing, a young and energetic publisher which started small but now has over 130 titles including board books, picture books, early readers, graphic reluctant readers, junior fiction and activity books. They firmly believe that, with everyone leading such busy lifestyles, it is important for children to spend time with adults sharing and engaging over a picture book. Maverick also has a strong ethos of championing new authors and emerging illustrators, with a strong emphasis on supporting them once their book is published.
AdoraBULL is the second collaboration between Donald and Willmore and certainly hits bullseye when it comes to delivering a heartwarming story with important messages about loyalty, self-confidence and being true to yourself.’
‘Also from the classy Maverick stable comes a delightful illustrated tale about a polar bear who lets her love of hats go to her head. Not My Hats! Is the third word perfect picture book from Tracy Gunaratnam who has pooled her writing talents with the extraordinarily expressive illustrations of Alea Marley in a story that speaks loudly and lovingly about the joys of sharing and the fun of friendship.Â
Gunaratnam and Marleyâ€™s warm, wise and witty picture book is guaranteed to melt the hearts of readers young and old!’
Read the reviews in full here