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‘I enjoyed this colourfully illustrated, upbeat picture book’ Super review of As Nice as Pie on The Letterpress Project

Enthusiastic review of As Nice as Pie by Gary Sheppard, illustrated by Tim Budgen, on The Letter Press Project

 

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‘As well as being a good story, there could be links made with looking out for all the different birds mentioned in the text. There is also a strong theme about kindness, sharing and working together for a common goal.’

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‘We can’t wait to see what she makes next!’ Great review of A Knit and a Knot on Madhouse Family Reviews

Fantastic review of A Knit and a Knot by Amanda Brandon, illustrated by Catalina Echeverri, in Madhouse Family Reviews

 

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‘Amanda Brandon and Catalina Echeverri have teamed up again for the latest baa-rilliant story featuring Granny Mutton, a fun character that we have already encountered in A Box of Socks and A Scarf And A Half.’

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‘A fun story with a nice message about looking for solutions to problems’ Super review of Mr Mustachio on Madhouse Family Reviews

Great review of Mr Mustachio by Yasmin Finch, illustrated by Abigail Tompkins, on Madhouse Family Reviews

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‘We’re into Movember, when multitudes of brave men across the country sprout dodgy facial hair across their chins and upper lips in the name of charity, and Maverick have the perfect book to mark the occasion’

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‘A quirky, fun story that is an absolute gem for anyone who loves reading’ Praise for The New LiBEARian on Madhouse Family Reviews

Great review of The New LiBEARian by Alison Donald, illustrated by Alex Willmore, on Madhouse Family Reviews

 

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‘For reluctant readers who think books are boring, this could be a great way of introducing the magic of storytime and the delights of reading. For those who are already convinced, it’s a fun invitation to think up new ways of bringing stories out of books and into real-life, through follow-on crafting activities, pretend play and baking sessions.’

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‘A lovely uplifting story about enjoying life and concentrating on the important things’ Lovely review of The Snowflake Mistake on Madhouse Family Reviews

Wonderful words for and a crafty idea inspired by The Snowflake Mistake by Lou Treleaven, illustrated by Maddie Frost, on Madhouse Family Reviews

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‘A great way to explain to children that all snowflakes really are unique and follow on with some crafting activities, cutting out snowflakes to stick all over the windows’

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‘An instant hit’ FIVE STAR review of As Nice as Pie on The Bookbag

Glowing five star review of As Nice as Pie by Gary Sheppard and illustrated by Tim Budgen in The Bookbag

 

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‘It is the type of book which a child will love to learn reading from, but is also a joy to speak out loud as the text is so well created. ‘‘Pie’’ was an instant hit the first time it was read; the simple story, strong moral, clean illustrations, great rhymes and cheeky humour all combine to make a family classic.’

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‘A gentle lesson in sharing’ Terrific review of Mine Mine Mine! Said the Porcupine in Red Reading Hub

Lovely words for Mine Mine Mine! Said the Porcupine by Alex English, illustrated by Emma Levey, in Red Reading Hub.

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‘A gentle lesson in sharing delivered in a rhythmic text easy enough to read so that those around Alfie’s age can try it for themselves. Emma Levey portrays the porcupine as hirsute making him appear cuddly rather than a prickly character and he certainly knows how to talk with his eyes.’

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‘A lovely story about not being taken for granted’ Great review of As Nice as Pie in Parents in Touch

Glowing review of As Nice as Pie by Gary Sheppard, illustrated by Tim Budgen, in Parents in Touch

 

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‘Told in wonderfully catchy rhyme that is perfect for reading aloud, this is a lovely story about not being taken for granted, and working together to solve problems. Illustrated in vibrant colour by Tim Budgen, this is a lovely story.’

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‘Full of wintry delight’ Charming review of The Snowflake Mistake in Red Reading Hub

Lovely words for The Snowflake Mistake by Lou Treleaven, illustrated by Maddie Frost, in Red Reading Hub

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‘Maddie Frost’s digitally rendered collage-style illustrations, especially those of the snowflake machine, are great fun and the final page provides information on how to make a snowflake.’

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‘A clever and fun story told with great passion’ Enthusiastic review of Aerodynamics of Biscuits in The School Librarian

A wonderful recommendation for Aerodynamics of Biscuits by Clare Helen Welsh, illustrated by Sophia Touliatou, in The School Librarian

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‘This is a delight to read and savour… children will enjoy spending time looking at all the detail that has been packed in.’

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