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‘Guaranteed to put a smile on anyone’s face’ FIVE STARS from Story Island Reviews for Froggy Day!

Froggy Day by Heather Pindar with illustrations by Barbara Bakos was recently reviewed by pupils from Ospringe Primary School, Faversham, on Story Island Reviews:

 

‘It was a great book. Definitely great for younger children who are guaranteed to enjoy it!’ (Lee)

‘This book is very delightful and guaranteed to put a smile on your child’s face when they read it.’ (Annabelle)

‘This was a hilarious book for younger children.’ (Sophie)

‘This book was more than astonishing and delivered more than my expectations.’ (Felicity)

This book is guaranteed to put a smile on anyone’s face – even on the froggiest of days.’ (Leo)

The pupils rated this book 5/5

5 stars

Read the full review here and buy a copy for the special price of £6.95  here

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A sneaky peek at four new hardbacks publishing in the US Fall 2019!

We have our new line up of picture books publishing in beautiful hardback editions Fall 2019 distributed by Lerner  Books!

Aren’t they gorgeous?

The Spacesuit by Alison Donald with beautiful retro illustrations by Ariel Landy will be published for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing on the 18th June. It has already earned a special starred review from Kirkus Reviews who called it ‘an outstanding contribution’

You can pre-order this book from Lerner here

The other three books will be published in September and October.

To see a list of Maverick titles already distributed by Lerner Books visit their site here

To buy the UK editions click on the title below

The Spacesuit
Froggy Day
AdoraBULL
Not Yet a Yeti

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‘We loved it. Buy it!’ From Baby to Brontë reviews Froggy Day!

We’ve just spotted a lovely review for Froggy Day by Heather Pindar with illustrations by Barbara Bakos at From Baby to Brontë:

This is a funny, silly story and we loved it. The play-on-words works perfectly, and there’s lots of onomatopoeia and speech to read out in funny voices. We’ll definitely be reading this again, and I’ll be taking it in for my new class at some point! Buy it! (Resisting the urge to say ‘hop to it’….)’

Thank you! Read the whole review here and buy a copy here

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‘Lovely book that’s a fab family read’ Book Monster Ally enjoys reading Froggy Day to eager library listeners!

Ally at Book Monsters posted a wonderful review today following a reading of Froggy Day by Heather Pindar with illustrations by Barbara Bakos to a group of children in her library:

My one concern with reading this to pre-schoolers was whether they would really understand the play on words, but a quick explanation before we started reading the story and the children seemed to understand the concept quite well, and regardless of whether they did or not, they laughed and laughed and made “ribbit” noises and thoroughly enjoyed this book. They all sat impeccably through the whole thing, clearly fascinated.

From my point of view, as a storyteller, I so enjoyed reading it too, the play on words was such fun to read out loud, it allows for lots of dramatic expression and animal noises. There’s enough humour that will appeal to adults in this lovely book that’s a fab family read.

Let’s not forget those illustrations, bright, bold, so much fun and covered in frogs! Barbara Bakos has done a lovely job here, the children loved spotting the frogs and laughing at the silly antics they got up to. It really helped to aid the telling of the story.

Sometimes a tale just needs to be fun, simple, and most of all silly, that’s what so many children love, laughter is what unites us, what better way to get children engaged with reading than a book like this.

For our craftactivity, I made a frog fly catching game (found on the internet), which was simple and quick to make, but children enjoyed making it, and both children and adults enjoyed having a go.’

Thanks, Ally! Read the full review here and buy a copy here

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‘A delightful and whimsical story’ Armadillo Magazine reviews Froggy Day!

Armadillo Magazine has reviewed new picture book Froggy Day by Heather Pindar with illustrations by Barbara Bakos in its latest Winter 2018 issue:

‘This is a delightful and whimsical story for the very young reader.  

The author and illustrator have really brought this story to life; it is all about the play on words that we are so very fond of and young children will be delighted when they grasp what is being said. The illustrator has created a fun world with bright and humorous pictures that really add to the whole story.  It is the kind of book that you can read to an individual or to small groups …

Overall the whole idea of using a single word and then manipulating it in a variety of circumstances would create some fun activities for the classroom.’

Thank you!

Read the full review here and buy a copy here

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Froggy Day wins Maverick Book of the Year 2018!

After voting from all our authors we are delighted to announce that FROGGY DAY by Heather Pindar with illustrations by Barbara Bakos is the winner of the Maverick Book of the Year 2018!

Thanks to all the  Maverick authors who voted -the final result was extremely close- and many congratulations to Heather and Barbara for creating such a fantastic children’s picture book!

The trophy will be presented at our 10 year celebration party in March during the London Book Fair.

You can order your copy here

 

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Maverick authors vote on Book of the Year 2018!

Voting has commenced!

Maverick authors are busy voting on the 2018 Maverick Book of the Year from a shortlist chosen by the Maverick office staff:

AdoraBULL by Alison Donald with illustrations by Alex Willmore
Arlo, Mrs Ogg and the Dinosaur Zoo by Alice Hemming with illustrations by Kathryn Durst
Froggy Day by Heather Pindar with illustrations by Barbara Bakos
The Wondrous Dinosaurium by John Condon with illustrations by Steve Brown

The winning author and winning illustrator will enjoy a small cash prize, plus of course the trophy which will be engraved and presented at the Maverick 10 year celebration party next March at The London Book Fair.

Last year’s winner was the amazing Bonkers about Beetroot by Cath Jones with illustrations by Chris Jevons. Watch this space for an announcement of the winner for 2018!

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‘I love this book’ Some great reviews from parents on Bizziebaby for Froggy Day and Not Yet a Yeti!

Froggy Day

‘I love this book. The thought and creativity that has gone into this book is brilliant. I love the pictures and the play on words. I love the simplicity of each page. And the physical quality of the cover and the books pages is beautiful. It’s big and bold, easy and quick to read and a lot of fun for my 4 year old. Absolutely 5/5.’

Read all the reviews here 

Not Yet a Yeti

Neither of us have got bored of reading it yet. This is a great story presented in a fun way. There is an undertone of scary with the yetis, but not so much that she was scared. There was a good twist, with an underlying message. The ending wasn’t predictable.’ 

‘This is a really good story with a strong message and we both still enjoy reading it now as become one of Lizzie’s favourite books. Good quality, well written and lovely illustrations.’

Read all the reviews here

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‘Perfect blend of familiarity for children and humour for adults’ Books for Topics enjoys a Froggy Day!

Books for Topics recently posted a cracking review for new picture book Froggy Day by Heather Pindar with illustrations by Barbara Bakos:
‘This picture book offers a perfect blend of familiarity for children and humour for adults too. The pictures are bright and the story is simplistic yet memorable and appealing to children from town and country alike.
However, it is the diversity of people such as Jan the female construction manager, which makes Froggy Day my kind of book. With the weather woman stating tomorrow looks to be ‘warm and bunny’, my fingers are crossed for a sequel.’
Thanks! Read the whole review here and buy a copy here
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‘An amusing story which can also be used to develop literacy skills, observation and numeracy’ Parents in Touch enjoys Froggy Day!

Have you seen the great review for new picture book Froggy Day by Heather Pindar with illustrations by Barbara Bakos from Parents in Touch?:

This charming picture book works well on many different levels – it’s an amusing story which can also be used to develop literacy skills, observation and numeracy (how many frogs on the page?). The forecast says it’s going to be a froggy day… and soon it’s raining frogs. Those pesky frogs are everywhere – in the shops, at the park, holding up the builders… At last the froggy day ends, but look out, as it’s going to be sunny tomorrow! A wonderfully silly book, enlivened by Barbara Bokas’ equally silly illustrations. Great fun.’

Read the review here and buy a copy here

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