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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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‘A beautiful, brilliant book’ Father Reading Every Day loves a seasonal tale of wintry magic: The Snowflake Mistake!

Father Reading Every Day recently posted a great review for The Snowflake Mistake by Lou Treleaven with illustrations by Maddie Frost:

This is a beautiful, brilliant book that is absolutely perfect for this time of year – it should be a bookshelf must-have and is one I imagine we will come back to again and again in the coming months! The story has equal parts magic and excitement, is rhymed perfectly and flows from the tongue when reading aloud and is accompanied by beautiful wintery illustrations. It’s also really nice to see a female lead taking on a challenge and solving problems all by herself; something that is still way to rare in picture books!

A perfect read for the winter months that will engage and enthrall children of all ages. T really enjoyed this one and told me, “the princess is rainbow magic and I like the snow and it’s cold and beautiful.” He spent a good while going over this one on his own, tracing letter shapes, counting, jumping, reading and cuddling his way through the story!

You can, and should get a copy of this one.’

Thank you!

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‘A must-have for any child’s library’ Smarty Pants Magazine for Kids reviews the Snowflake Mistake!

US based reviewer Smarty Pants Magazine for Kids has just posted a wonderful review for The Snowflake Mistake by Lou Treleaven with illustrations by Maddie Frost:

This rhyming picture book is truly a must-have for any child’s library.’

Read the full review here and buy a copy from US distributor Lerner Books here and for dispatch to all other parts of the world here

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‘Cute story about resilience’ The Calgary Herald enjoys some seasonal magic in The Snowflake Mistake

The Calgary Herald has run a nice little review for the US edition of The Snowflake Mistake by Lou Treleaven with illustrations by the aptly named Maddie Frost:

Charming illustrations and rhyming text tell the fictional account of how snowflakes became unique. This cute story about resilience would be enjoyed by preschoolers and is also a great lead into the science behind the snow for older readers.’

Thank you! Order the book in the US here and from elsewhere here 

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5 STARS for The Snowflake Mistake on Foreword Reviews!

Foreword Reviews has given the US edition of The Snowflake Mistake by Lou Treleaven with illustrations by Maddie Frost a sparkling 5 stars in their recent review:

In a floating ice palace high in the sky, the Snow Queen demands perfectly formed, matching flakes. When Princess Ellie is put in charge, she makes a beautiful mistake, giving each one a unique design. Join them both in a winter wonderland of rhyming verses, helpful bluebirds, and frosty fun. Enjoy each special snowflake depicted in creatively textured mixed-media artwork, or follow the instructions for designing an original with scissors, paper, and imagination.’

The jacketed HB edition is priced at $17.99 and is distributed by Lerner Books. Read the whole review with ordering options here.

 

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‘A sweet story about creative thinking’ Reading Castle enjoys some wintry fun with the US edition of The Snowflake Mistake!

US reviewer The Reading Castle has posted a wonderful review for The Snowflake Mistake by Lou Treleaven with illustrations by Maddie Frost which is distributed in the US by Lerner Books in a beautiful hardback jacketed edition:

‘The Snowflake Mistake is a sweet story about creative thinking and problem-solving skills. Most children will be able to see themselves in Ellie, who might not meet her mother’s perfectionism, but has the ability to think out of the box. As parents, it reminds us to appreciate children’s creativeness and not fall into cookie-cutter-thinking. Finja especially loved the craft idea about how to make your own, unique snowflake at the end of the book!’

Thank you! Read the review here and order in the US here and elsewhere here

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‘Just right for snowy, wintry days’ Kirkus Reviews enjoys some story magic in The Snowflake Mistake

Kirkus Reviews has published a great review for The Snowflake Mistake by Lou Treleaven with illustrations by Maddie Frost ahead of the US publication on 1 September of the beautiful jacketed hardback edition distributed by Lerner Books:

A British import presents a single parent and her child in a most unusual setting. Decorated in icy blues (even the queen and princess have blue-tinted hair), Frost’s patterned illustrations chill and swirl.  The vibrant cadence propels the story: “She hugs Ellie proudly. ‘You’ve been very clever. / I love the new flakes. It’s the best snowfall ever!’ ” Instructions for making paper snowflakes are appended. This buoyant picture book is just right for snowy, wintry days. ‘

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‘A wonderful story full of enchantment and wonder’ Books for Boys reviews The Snowflake Mistake

Louise at Books for Boys recently posted a wonderful review of wintry treat The Snowflake Mistake by Lou Treleaven with illustrations by Maddie Frost:

‘This is a mesmerising rhyming book that will make you wish for a white Christmas. … a magical story that celebrates the beauty in diversity because things that are different are no less special.’

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Read the full review here

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The Snowflake Mistake to be read on CBeebies channel on the 15th December!

The Snowflake Mistake by Lou Treleaven and illustrated by Maddie Frost will be read by Suranne Jones on the CBeebies channel on the 15th of December at 6:50pm! What a perfect Christmas story! Don’t miss it!

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You can buy a copy of this magical wintry book here

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‘We can see this book being relished in Early Years and KS1 classrooms as part of winter themed topics’ Books for Topics enjoys a wintry treat!

Books for Topics posted a great review for our favourite winter book recently under its Autumn/Winter school themed topics:

The Snowflake Mistake is by Lou Treleaven and illustrated by Maddie Frost.

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Young children will love snuggling up with this story on a wintry day! Within a floating ice palace high above the clouds, the Snow Queen operates a snowflake machine, ensuring that it produces perfectly identical flakes. But one day when the Queen leaves her daughter Ellie in charge, the machine breaks and Ellie has to find a new way to make the snowflakes. Ellie creates exquisite and unique snowflakes by hand, making the most beautiful snowfall ever. We really enjoyed this imaginative story celebrating uniqueness and creativity, accompanied by its charming illustrations and soft, wintry colour palette. The instructions for making paper snowflakes are included on the final page and we can see this book being relished in Early Years and KS1 classrooms as part of winter themed topics.

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