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‘An excellent addition to the library of any nursery or reception class’ The School Librarian reviews Fum!

The Autumn 2017 issue of The School Librarian has published a wonderful review of Fum by Karl Newson and illustrated by Lucy Fleming:

An unusual mix of fairy tales and rhymes… it is quirky and yet familiar at the same time… The pictures are lively and vivid with plenty of action and movement. There is a lot to see and a wonderful sense of the normal mixed with the fantastic. It is an excellent addition to the library of any nursery or reception class and can be used as a starting point for all kinds of activities.’

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Fum featured in the Spring 2017 Armadillo Magazine!

Fum by Karl Newson and illustrated by Lucy Fleming is featured under the Fairytales section of the Also Out Now page in the latest issue of Armadillo Magazine!

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Fum, by Karl Newson, illustrated by Lucy Fleming is funny, bright and colourful a take on a classic rhyme: Fee Fi Fo Fum.  Meet Grandpa, Ma, Pa, Fee, Fi and Fo Fum but what about Crumb?  Join in the rhyming adventure and search the pictures for clues!’

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‘Bright and lively illustrations’ The Bookbag reviews Fum!

The Bookbag had some kind words for Fum by Karl Newson and illustrated by Lucy Fleming in a recent review.

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‘Told in rhyme, this helps the story flow at a good pace. The bright and lively illustrations also help the story along, and of course little ones need to take a good look at the pictures to see if they can see Fum hiding. The characters all have sweet faces, and it’s nice to see the familiar characters too along the way.

It’s a good story for little ones moving on from board books to picture books as it’s very easy to follow and quick to read.’

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Oscar loves it! Terrific review of Fum from Boolino blogger mrssavageangel

Boolino blogger mrssavageangel had high praise for Fum by Karl Newson and illustrated by Lucy Fleming – especially from her son Oscar!

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‘Oscar really enjoys the quirky rhyming couplets of this story, along with Lucy Fleming’s fun and detailed illustrations. Seeing his new found faves popping up in new and unexpected places, make this a very welcome addition to the book shelf.’

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‘Children and adults will love reading Fum’ 5 STAR review from What’s Good to Do!

What’s Good to Do gave Fum by Karl Newson and illustrated by Lucy Fleming 5 STARS in its recent review!

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‘Fum is an excellent fun story that is interactive and makes great bedtime reading. The twins loved it they look at it quite regularly and at least once a week one of them wants it for their bedtime story. At 32 pages long it is the perfect length for bedtime reading.’

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‘It was so much fun to read’ Safely Nestled Loved Fum!

A sparkling review for Fum by Karl Newson and illustrated by Lucy Fleming has just appeared on Safely Nestled

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‘The book has rhyming text, is well-written and the entire tale from start to finish is so well thought-out. I imagine this is going to be popular with kids and parents alike, and I don’t think you’d regret purchasing it for your little one, or even mind reading it over and over when your child demands it.’

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‘A great story to share’ It’s All About Stories Reviews Fum!

It’s All About Stories has just published a great review of Fum by Karl Newson and Lucy Fleming

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‘A great story to share as a read aloud book, and great for spotting all your favourite fairy tale characters.’

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‘Sure to be a read-aloud favourite’ Read It, Daddy! reviews Fum

Read It, Daddy! gave a massive thumbs up for Fum by Karl Newson and illustrated by Lucy Fleming

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‘Delightfully dances with a few well known (and not so well known) characters, including a family of giants.’

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‘An absolute pleasure to read out loud’ Book Monsters sinks its teeth into Fum!

Book Monsters went wild for Fum by Karl Newson and illustrated by Lucy Fleming!

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‘This is a really very gorgeously sweet book ideal for young children. Karl Newson is the master of rhyme. I’ve been following his ditties on Twitter for quite some time, and I’ve come across few writers able to play with rhyme quite so effectively. The words flow beautifully, making his poetry and books an absolute pleasure to read out loud.

There is a lot of opportunity to use the text in this book for role play with children, getting them to act out the different family members and characters, so an ideal book to use in schools, particularly for the traditional tales topic.’

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‘A rhyming picture book odyssey that turns traditional fairy tales into a new-look rollercoaster adventure’ Praise from The Lancashire Post for Fum!

The Lancashire Post just ran a lovely review of Fum by Karl Newson and illustrated by Lucy Fleming

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‘With its rhyming text and gorgeous gallery of illustrations, this is a magical addition to publisher Maverick’s star line-up of picture books.’

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