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‘A fun and engaging book with plenty of humor’ Kirkus Reviews samples Hamster Sitter Wanted!

Kirkus Reviews has continued its run of fantastic reviews for the US editions of Maverick picture books with a recent review for Hamster Sitter Wanted by Tracy Gunaratnam with illustrations by Hannah Marks: ‘Children will get a laugh out of the puns and visual jokes throughout the book. Gunaratnam infuses the text with simple but amusing wordplay, such as the “wound up” sheep babysitter, who is both frazzled and literally… Read More »‘A fun and engaging book with plenty of humor’ Kirkus Reviews samples Hamster Sitter Wanted!

‘A brilliant book’ Bizzie Baby reviewers rave about Not My Hats!

The parent and child reviewers at Bizzie Baby recently test-drove new picture book Not My Hats! by Tracy Gunaratnam with illustrations by Alea Marley: ‘The book was bright and colourful.The quality of the book is brilliant. My daughter when she saw this book wanted to read it straight away. The illustrations were great very bright and catchy. My daughter loved having this book read to her. She loved the story… Read More »‘A brilliant book’ Bizzie Baby reviewers rave about Not My Hats!

‘A splendid book which deserves a place on every small person’s reading menu’ Armadillo Magazine enthuses about Not My Hats!

Armadillo Magazine‘s Summer 2018 issue carries a glowing review for picture book Not My Hats! by Tracy Gunaratnam with illustrations by Alea Marley: ‘Marley’s illustrations are a perfect match for the energetic text, with plentiful detail in each spread for a child to explore and talk about whilst being simple, colourful and full of character.  When a two-year-old and a five-year-old both laugh out loud at the same time it’s… Read More »‘A splendid book which deserves a place on every small person’s reading menu’ Armadillo Magazine enthuses about Not My Hats!

‘Gorgeous new picture books perfect for little readers’ Mummy Pages reviews our latest!

We’ve had some lovely new reviews from Mummy Pages for two of our latest picture books! Of Not My Hats! by Tracy Gunaratnam with illustrations by Alea Marley: ‘A humorous story which teaches the essential lesson of sharing in a light-hearted way.’  Of AdoraBULL by Alison Donald with illustrations by Alex Willmore: ‘This is a lovely story about accepting who you are and never giving up, beautifully illustrated by Alex… Read More »‘Gorgeous new picture books perfect for little readers’ Mummy Pages reviews our latest!

‘Delightfully daft tale’ Red Reading Hub reviews Not My Hats!

Jill at Red Reading Hub recently posted a cracking review for Not My Hats! by Tracy Gunaratnam with illustrations by Alea Marley: ‘With its plethora of outrageous headwear, this delightfully daft tale that moves in and out of rhyme, demonstrates that language is fun, sharing is best and friendship better than standoffishness.’ Thanks, Jill! See the full review here and buy a copy here  

‘Impossible not to love her’ Book Murmuration has a happy addiction to Not My Hats!

Louise at Book Murmuration posted a delightful review of new picture book Not My Hats! by Tracy Gunaratnam and illustrated by Alea Marley: ‘Issues of sharing will be familiar to parents of small children. The lovely thing about Not My Hats! is although it has a clear message, it never comes across as preachy. The story is made funnier by Hettie’s facial expressions, from her anger at the thought of… Read More »‘Impossible not to love her’ Book Murmuration has a happy addiction to Not My Hats!

5 STAR review from What’s Good to Read for Not My Hats!

David Savage at What’s Good to Read has posted a fantastic 5 star review for Not My Hats! by Tracy Gunaratnam with illustrations by Alea Marley: ‘Overall, while Not My Hats! is a simple and colourful story about sharing things with others, it is fun and entertaining and a good lesson for children. Written in a style that children will be able to read and understand they will take away… Read More »5 STAR review from What’s Good to Read for Not My Hats!

Latest picture books ‘from the classy Maverick stable’ reviewed in The Lancashire Evening Post!

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!): AdoraBULL by Alison Donald with illustrations by Alex Willmore: ‘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… Read More »Latest picture books ‘from the classy Maverick stable’ reviewed in The Lancashire Evening Post!

‘Great book for story time’ The Letterpress Project reviews Not My Hats!

Terry at The Letterpress Project posted a recent review for new picture book Not My Hats! by Tracy Gunaratnam and illustrated by Alea Marley: ‘We reviewed Tracy Gunaratnam’s last picture book, Hamster Sitter Wanted and we loved that, so we were pretty confident a new one would also be a treat. Not My Hats! is a simple, colourful and melodic offering that gives children plenty of chance to join in with the rhyming. Needless… Read More »‘Great book for story time’ The Letterpress Project reviews Not My Hats!

‘Charming story’ Parents in Touch reviews AdoraBULL and Not My Hats!

Parents in Touch has just posted some wonderful reviews for our two latest picture books: AdoraBULL by Alison Donald with illustrations by Alex Willmore: ‘A charming story about caring for each other and loyalty, even when changes take place in life. Alex Willmore’s illustrations are full of detail and humour – well worth taking time over and sharing.’ Not My Hats! by Tracy Gunaratnam with illustrations by Alea Marley: ‘The… Read More »‘Charming story’ Parents in Touch reviews AdoraBULL and Not My Hats!