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‘Will prove to be very popular with young children and their parents’ The Letterpress Project enjoys Hamster Sitter Wanted

Karen at The Letterpress Project loved our latest picture book Hamster Sitter Wanted by Tracy Gunaratnam and illustrated by Hannah Marks:

‘This is another hilarious and colourful picture book from Maverick publishers which I am sure will prove to be very popular with young children and their parents. I would guess that we might be seeing further adventures from this lot in the not too distant future.’

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Fantastic Day Meeting Booksellers at the Gardners Tradeshow!

Maverick MD Steve Bicknell enjoyed showing the latest Maverick books and chatting to booksellers at the Gardners Tradeshow at the University of Aston on Sunday.  Cressida Cowell, author of How to Train Your Dragon, opened the show followed by a meet and greet signing session.  There was huge interest in our new picture book and Early Reader titles and a very big thank you to all the lovely booksellers who stopped by the stand. It was great to see existing customers and meet some new faces!

The Gardners Tradeshow launches the fantastic 12 Weeks of Christmas promotion in which booksellers receive extra discount on 12 recent Maverick titles. Get in touch if you would like more information!

 

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‘The energetic story made me smile’ Hamster Sitter Wanted leaves Nayu’s Reading Corner wanting more!

New reviewer Nayu’s Reading Corner gave a lovely response to Hamster Sitter Wanted by Tracy Gunaratnam and illustrated by Hannah Marks:

‘The energetic story made me smile, and the clever illustrations gave it extra zing. I learned why Stinky gets their name, I adored the cute bows and flowers in the girl hamsters’ hair, how portraits on stairs seemed to look at the action, how knitting is enjoyed by the tearaways (yay craft promotion!), how they cause chaos when they play, plus having to spot animals in all the scenes who are probably wanting to hid from the hamster scrum. This is such a happy book, one much needed after a war read, and I want there to be more adventures from this boisterous family!! ‘

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Thank you!

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‘We really enjoyed both of these books’ The Ish Mother (with Eleanor and Ezra) sample our latest picture books!

The Ish Mother ably aided by young Eleanor and Ezra tested out our latest animal themed picture books:

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It’s a good story for reading together, talking about the jokes and pointing out the funny happenings that aren’t mentioned in the text. Noticing details that aren’t obvious in the text is something that Eleanor worked a lot on in Reception so this was a good continuation of that.’

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‘Eleanor liked this one from the start, perhaps because of the horse owner’s funny name! Ezra really liked the horse, and being able to try out his animal noises as I read. And I loved the moral of the story – that doing something for someone else is good because it makes them happy. It was a good conversation starter with Eleanor about why we should help others even if we don’t feel like it.
We really enjoyed both of these books, and I’m sure we’ll be revisiting them many times as Ezra’s love of animals develops!’

Thank you!

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Buy a copy of Hamster Sitter Wanted here and a copy of Clumpety Bump here

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‘Plenty to look out for on each reading’ The Sceptical Mum laughs through Hamster Sitter Wanted!

The Sceptical Mum and her young readers recently enjoyed the playful humour and cheeky illustrations in Hamster Sitter Wanted by Tracy Gunaratnam and illustrated by Hannah Marks:

The illustrations are great; bright, cheeky, cute and Marks has an impressive ability to convey a whole emotion in the just the curve of a pen. Plus, the details in the scenes with all the cheeky hamsters give you plenty to look out for on each reading.

The language is fun and playful enough to make my eldest laugh, while simple enough for my youngest to copy and try out. 

Ultimately though, the winner for us was the appeal to the children’s (and my…) totally immature sense of humour. Who couldn’t love a book which ends with a good old bum joke courtesy of Ms Bottomus the hippopotamus?’

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Our latest picture books reviewed in The Lancashire Evening Post!

Pam at The Lancashire Evening Post recently reviewed our two new picture books for August, Clumpety Bump by Phil Allcock and illustrated by Richard Watson and Hamster Sitter Wanted by Tracy Gunaratnam and illustrated by Hannah Marks:

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Children will love joining in Allcock’s wordplay, learning about the importance of hard work and helpfulness, and following Watson’s colourful gallery of vibrant illustrations. Hilarious horseplay for the under-fives!’

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Children will enjoy all the mischief-making of Marco’s misbehaving cousins and there is plenty of extra fun just waiting to be discovered in Hannah Marks’ remarkably detailed, colourful and fun-packed illustrations. Entertaining anarchy for little animal lovers!’

Read the full review here

Buy a copy of Hamster Sitter Wanted here and a copy of Clumpety Bump here

 

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Lou Treleaven featured in Luton News!

We were excited to see a lovely photo of Lou accompanying a very nice mention of her new book coming out at the end of this month, Daddy and I, in her local newspaper Luton News last Wednesday!

You can pre-order a copy here

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‘Children will laugh out loud’ The Letterpress Project reviews Clumpety Bump!

Karen at The Letterpress Project enjoyed the gentle humour, colourful illustrations and linguistic rhythm of Clumpety Bump by Phil Allcock and illustrated by Richard Watson:

Children will laugh out loud at this funny interactive picture book that provides plenty of opportunities for joining in with repetition of phrases like the horse’s weary refrain ‘I can’t be bothered’ and ‘Oh No!’ each time disaster strikes. ‘Slippity slop, don’t stop’ and ‘dribbly, wibbly water’ are just two examples of the plentiful and memorable onomatopoeia for readers to relish.  The illustrations are bold and colourful throughout showing the two of them crashing across the countryside with the stream running across from left to right on several pages providing yet more rhythm and repetition. The overall message of the story seems to be to gently encourage and give rewards rather than take an animal for granted – in this case plenty of the ‘ crunchiest, munchiest’ apples.’   

Thank you, Karen!

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‘A comedy treat!’ Sparkling review of Clumpety Bump from Books for Bairns!

Kirsty at Books For Bairns gave a big thumbs up for Phil Allcock‘s new picture book Clumpety Bump, illustrated by Richard Watson:

The Bairn’s favourite part is when he can trace his finger over the lovely double page spread when Wally and Clumpety work together.  This beautiful illustration is just one of many fun additions to the story from Richard Watson.  His comedic characters really work well with Allcock’s words and bring out the playfulness of Clumpety the horse in particular.  Every scene plays out in hilarity thanks to the wonderful expressiveness Watson has given Wally and Clumpety.  Furthermore, I love all the little details on each page of the other animals like frogs, deer, moles, squirrels and a fox – the Bairn loved spotting them all and shouting out the animal names.

I think this is a fantastically funny book from Phil Allcock and Richard Watson and already I want more again from this sharp picture book duo.

This gets a massive thumbs up from the Bairn and is a refreshing read for the end of the summer blues. I think everyone will like this book, there are no ‘horses for courses’ here!’

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Thanks Kirsty (and Bairn)!

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‘Absolutely amazing’ Boolino adores our hamsters!

We’ve just spotted a fantastic review from Boolino for Hamster Sitter Wanted by Tracy Gunaratnam which highlights the wonderful illustrations by Hannah Marks.

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‘The illustrations in Hamster Sitter Wanted are absolutely amazing. Each hamster has its own unique style and kids will adore searching through the pages looking for the hidden details. All the hamsters have different names, which made us laugh! Watch out for Stinky, he’s our favourite! Big brother and sisters and well as children with lots of cousins will appreciate this story as they know very well the chaos that comes with family visits!’

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