Monday, 8 January 2018

Review and GIVEAWAY: 3 New Picture Books From Maverick

So, it's 2 weeks since Christmas - have your kids read through all their new books already?! If so, I have some fab new books to share with you.

November 2017 releases from Maverick
Back in November, before Christmas took over my reading life, Maverick Children's Books sent me their latest picture books to review. These three books are a lot of fun to read aloud with little ones! 

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

Bears Don't Eat Egg Sandwiches

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 Richard Watson

Game Of Stones

Pod and his brother Hinge are bored of the Stone Age, so Pod decides to invent a new game to entertain them both. But each one ends in disaster until he creates his biggest invention yet. 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 Susan Batori



The Mighty Bitey Piranhas are feeling hungry! They lie in wait under a rickety bridge while a string of musical animals pass over on their way to Cougar's party. Can they persuade enough animals to stop and play their instruments and make the bridge break? 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.

Do you like the sound of these? I have a copy of each book to give away to one lucky winner! To be in with a chance of winning just enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Don't forget to comment on this post - why not tell me about the best book you or your children received over the holidays?


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Disclaimer: I was provided with the above books for the purpose of this review.

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34 comments:

  1. My youngest got Nibbles, the look on her face when she opened it made my Christmas!! Thanks for sharing with #readwithme

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  2. The best book our family received was Hetty Feather's Christmas :)

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    1. Ooh I like the look of the Hetty Feather books, looking forward to when 6yo is old enough to appreciate them.

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  3. We really enjoyed reading Bears Don't Eat Egg Sandwiches :o)

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  4. We got brown bear brown bear which my daughter is obsessed with

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    1. Ahh it's great when they find a book they love isn't it?

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  5. These books look like great fun, I like the sound of Bears Don't Eat Egg Sandwiches. #readwithme

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    1. I think that one was my favourite, it reminded me of a book I read as a child but I can't think what it was called!

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  6. My daughter got the illustrated editions of the harry potter books she was so pleased :)

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    1. Ahh fab! I haven't tried mine with Harry Potter yet, I'm not really into them but husband loves them so no doubt will get my daughter hooked on them before long!

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  8. Treated ethan to MY GOLDEN TICKET he loves it

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  9. Treated ethan to MY GOLDEN TICKET he loves it

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  10. Love the sound of Beware The Mighty Bitey! What a great selection :) #KLTR

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  11. The Christmas Snowflake.

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    1. I'll have to look that one up for next Christmas!

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    1. I've never read any of the Mog books, I really need to change that!

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  13. The Pop up Bambi book.It's so cute as Bambi skates across the ice and the rabbits dance.

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  14. We got the musical version of The Bear and the Piano! #readwithme

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  15. My son got there’s a monster in your book by tom fletcher, he loves it

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  16. A Paddington book because we love those stories!

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  17. My grandson got a set of Paddington books with matching slippers & pyjamas.

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  18. We received the National Geographic weird but true 2018 annual book and it is brilliant

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