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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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Time to meet the most pampered dog in the park – Shampooch is nearly out!

Dog lovers and those who enjoy a little muddy fun are in for a treat on the 28th of this month with the publication of new picture book by Heather Pindar with illustrations by Susan BatoriShampooch.

Heather and Susan are the winning team behind previous books Beware the Mighty Bitey (Summer Reading Challenge 2018) and Strictly No Crocs.

With whiskers waxed, nose polished and diamante collar in place, Shampooch is the most pampered dog in the park. But will she manage to avoid all the dirty distractions?

You can order your copy for a special price of £6.95 here

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‘I couldn’t wait to find out what happened in the end’ Summer Reading Challenge reader reviews!

Young participants in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge (theme: Mischief Makers) have been busy reading nearly 900,000 books and we are delighted to see some wonderful reviews appearing for our picture book title Beware the Mighty Bitey by Heather Pindar with illustrations by Susan Batori:

‘I recommend this book.’

I thought it was really funny.’

‘I couldn’t wait to find out what happened in the end and I was really surprised and excited by the end. This is a great book to share and read together at bed time.’

Read all the reviews here. Get down to your local library to read the book or buy your own copy here.

Happy Reading!

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‘I love a book that provokes a belly laugh!’ Toddle About giggles through two new picture books!

Toddle About recently posted some fab reviews for a couple of new picture books:

Bears Don’t Eat Egg Sandwiches by Julie Fulton and illustrated by Rachel Suzanne:

‘My daughter (4) really enjoyed this book. I asked her what she thought the bear might like to eat and she replied ‘honey’. She was very surprised to find out what the bear wanted to eat. I love a book that provokes a belly laugh!’

Beware the Mighty Bitey by Heather Pindar and illustrated by Susan Batori

‘My daughter (4) thought this book was great. With clear and colourful illustrations, there was plenty to look at as we followed the story to the surprising end.’

Read the reviews here

Buy a copy of Bears here and a copy of Mighty Bitey here

 

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‘Awesome’ Nayu’s Reading Corner rave review for Beware the Mighty Bitey!

Nayu’s Reading Corner recently gave a wonderful review for Beware the Mighty Bitey (part of the 2018 Summer Reading Challenge) by Heather Pindar with illustrations by Susan Batori:
‘I accepted this book for review without seeing the cover – the synopsis on it’s own had me smiling away and intrigued! I find piranhas cute just as I do crocodiles, they tend to be used in picture books with humour so my imagination was running wild. The story is awesome! 
The piranhas are as hilarious as I’d hoped, their expressions and thoughts as they tempt animals to go on their falling apart bridge was clear to see and funny, with lots of great words and different fonts used to bring the story even more to life than it already is. Their hungry nature is depicted perfectly, with a surprise end that I didn’t see coming, which is always a pleasant surprise in picture books. I’m not sure how much the Mighty Bities would want their tale publicised, but I certainly want everyone to read it!’ 
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Read the full review here
Buy a copy here
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The Ish Mother picture book reviews and giveaway!

The Ish Mother has just posted some lovely reviews for three picture books published at the end of last year:

Bears Don’t Eat Egg Sandwiches by Julie Fulton and illustrated by Rachel Suzanne

In this clever little story, Jack is just settling down to a lunch of egg sandwiches when a very hungry bear comes to visit. But bears don’t eat egg sandwiches – and this bear has his eye on a rather larger lunch! This is a really fun one to read, as the bear gets increasingly annoyed with Jack’s offer of egg sandwiches so you can really go to town with your angry bear voice! It could be a bit frightening for more sensitive children, but it’s great to see how Jack outsmarts the bear in the end. The illustrations are very charming and will make you crave egg sandwiches!!’

Game of Stones by Rebecca Lisle and illustrated by Richard Watson

This is a good book for lovers of word play, not only because of the tongue-in-cheek TV reference in the title, but because of the puntastic names that Pod comes up with for his games! It’s also a good book for encouraging children to make things for themselves and find their own remedies for boredom. Watson’s illustrations are very entertaining too!’

Beware the Mighty Bitey by Heather Pindar and illustrated by Susan Batori

This is another fantastic one for reading aloud, as you can really enjoy mimicking the animals and their instruments! It’s another slightly perilous one but don’t worry – the piranhas get their comeuppance!! Again, the illustrations are full of fun  with plenty for little ones to spot.’

If you like the sound of these then enter the giveaway of one copy of each of these books!

See the full reviews and enter the competition here

Buy a copy of Bears Don’t Eat Egg Sandwiches here, Game of Stones here and Beware the Mighty Bitey here

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Maverick Books selected for the Summer Reading Challenge 2018!

We are delighted to see today The Reading Agency announced that two of our books are selected for the Summer Reading Challenge 2018. The theme next year is Mischief Makers!

Arlo, Mrs Ogg and the Dinosaur Zoo by Alice Hemming with illustrations by Kathryn Durst is our second junior fiction title by Alice. It follows the story of Arlo and his best friends Daisy-May and Nathan as he tries to keep the infamous class 4X out of trouble.  After the last one ran away screaming, they have a new supply teacher. Maybe it’s her animal skin dress or bone earrings but Mrs Ogg doesn’t seem to be quite what anyone is expecting…

Publishing in April!

Beware the Mighty Bitey by Heather Pindar with illustrations by Susan Batori was published 28th November and has already received some great reviews!

See all of the Summer Reading Challenge 2018 titles here

Buy a copy of Beware the Mighty Bitey here

 

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‘A brilliant story to be read out aloud’ Cosmochicklitan giggles through the Mitey Bitey!

Heidi and her young daughter at Cosmochicklitan recently giggled their way through Beware the Mighty Bitey by Heather Pindar with illustrations by Susan Batori:

‘Receiving this book in the post made us giggle quite a bit. 

In this enjoyable children’s book, it is not necessarily the sweet music that Mouse, Goat and Bear play that interest the Mighty Bitey Piranhas most, but these devious hungry sharp teethed fish are after something else entirely. 

With plenty of sing-song and expressive words, this book makes for a brilliant story to be read out aloud. And just when you think the story can only go one way – you are completely taken by surprise. As far as endings go, this was certainly eyebrow-raising and definitely unexpected.’

Thanks, Heidi!

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Read the full review here

Buy a copy here

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‘A suspenseful tale from Heather Pindar to keep listeners on the edges of their seats’ Red Reading Hub snaps up Beware the Mighty Bitey

Red Reading Hub was thrilled to review Beware the Mighty Bitey by Heather Pindar and illustrated by Susan Batori:

A suspenseful tale from Heather Pindar to keep listeners on the edges of their seats, deliciously illustrated by Susan Batori with toothsome scenes of ferocious fish and musical mammals.’

Thanks, Jill!

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Read the full review here

Buy a copy here

 

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‘We can’t get enough of this humorous story’ Books for Topics reviews two new picture books!

Books for Topics recently posted reviews of two of our latest picture books:

Beware the Mighty Bitey by Heather Pindar and illustrated by Susan Batori

‘This highly original story features a group of Mighty Bitey Piranhas who are lurking in a jungle water pool waiting for their next unsuspecting snack to come along. Filled with music and mayhem, this brightly illustrated and delightfully rhythmical story is heaps of fun. The piranhas are not the only things surreptitiously lurking in the pages of this book, however, as there is also an unexpected twist at the end that we never saw coming!’

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Bears Don’t Eat Egg Sandwiches by Julie Fulton and illustrated by Rachel Suzanne

‘We’ve had plenty of fun enjoying Bears Don’t Eat Egg Sandwiches this week and we can’t get enough of this humorous story with an irresistible repeated refrain! This story features a small boy called Jack, who is busy preparing a plateful of egg sandwiches when he is interrupted by the appearance of a large bear. Undaunted, Jack tries to offer the bear some sandwiches but as the story climaxes it becomes apparent that the bear has a very different sort of lunch in mind! The story evokes elements of both The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Green Eggs and Ham, creating a wonderfully amusing new world of its own where boys negotiate lunchtime with bears in the most matter-of-fact kind of way. We love the bold, colourful illustrations that contrast the cartoon-like enormous bear with the photo-style collages of egg sandwiches, perfectly encapsulating the way in which the story merges the mundanity of lunchtime with the ludicrousness of the bear. We highly recommend this book and we are certain that this one will quickly become a story-time favourite.’

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See all the book posts and buy copies of the books here

 

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