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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 wrapped in yarn. Marks peppers her digitally collaged illustrations with details for children to notice, such as a pigeon looking on in concern as a fox reads the ad seeking a hamster sitter and a tailpiece in which two of the little hamsters construct pointy-hat “derrière defenders.” 

A fun and engaging book with plenty of humor.’ 

Read the full review here and buy a copy here

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‘A delightful story that discusses the power of overcoming mistakes’ Manhattan Book Review is charmed by The Snowflake Mistake!

US review site Manhattan Book Review has published a glowing review for the US edition of The Snowflake Mistake by Lou Treleaven with illustrations by Maddie Frost:

Little readers will love the story of Ellie and her snowflake solution. Charming and adorable, The Snowflake Mistake takes readers above the clouds and into an ice palace built for making snow. Lou Treleaven and Maddie Frost bring this rhyming, lyrical read together with cool, vibrant, artistic illustrations to make problem-solving a fun adventure. A fun book for mothers and daughters, this story highlights the importance of working parents and responsible children, as well as underscores what is truly important. A delightful story that discusses the power of overcoming mistakes, in a fun, artistic way. Complete with a snowflake-making tutorial, this is a great read for home or classroom.’

Read the full review here and buy a copy here

 

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‘Lively text’ Kirkus Reviews enjoys feasting on Beware the Mighty Bitey!

Kirkus Reviews has published a fantastic review for the US edition of Beware the Mighty Bitey by Heather Pindar with illustrations by Susan Batori:

‘The deeply colored rainforest illustrations with the characters’ heavy, black, sketchy lines were done digitally and look ready for animation. The lantern-jawed piranhas with their many teeth are fearsome and funny at the same time (one has a napkin and knife and fork at the ready ). Just as only “a single twisting twine” is left holding the bridge together, a butterfly’s tiny weight upsets everything. The dangerous fish get ready for their lunch—but a surprise turn of events creates quite a different meal. With a little nod to “The Three Billy Goats Gruff,” this original tale with its repetitive action and lively text will get kids involved in read-aloud sessions. The musicians live to play at the party, but some kids may feel a little sorry for those charismatic piranhas. (Picture book. 5-7)’

Read the full review here and pre-order a copy of the US hardback edition distributed by Lerner here (published in April) and order the paperback edition here.

 

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‘A clever tale’ Kirkus Reviews enjoys Bears Don’t Eat Egg Sandwiches!

Kirkus Reviews has published another amazing review for one of our books coming out in the US in March, Bears Don’t Eat Egg Sandwiches by Julie Fulton with illustrations by Rachel Suzanne:

‘This sufficiently cockamamie story is complemented by broadly cartoonish, digitally collaged artwork, and young readers will enjoy both the dawning realization that the bear wishes to eat Jack and chiming in on its repeated, increasingly energetic declarations that “Bears don’t eat egg sandwiches!” A clever tale about ursine dietary restrictions. (Picture book. 4-8)’

Read the whole review here and pre-order your copy of the American edition distributed by Lerner here. You can order the edition published in the UK here.

The other 3 titles releasing in the US in March are:

Hamster Sitter Wanted

Pirates in Class 3

Beware the Mighty Bitey

 

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