Monday, 8 January 2018

Review and GIVEAWAY (closed): 3 New Picture Books From Maverick

**N.B. The giveaway is now closed**

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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94 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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  7. Treated ethan to MY GOLDEN TICKET he loves it

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  8. Treated ethan to MY GOLDEN TICKET he loves it

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

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

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

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    1. All sorted for bedtime stories next December then!

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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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    1. I've heard that he's a very popular author, glad your son enjoys 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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  19. I got the first Game of Thrones book which I really enjoyed.

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    1. Game of Thrones has totally passed me by! Glad you enjoyed the book though!

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  20. My daughter received Tabby McTat by Julia Donaldson

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  21. my daughter enjoys her smiley shark book

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  22. Guinness world records :D

    gertrude_gertree@hotmail.com
    Emily

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  23. We had the Captain Underpants series

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  24. I read A column of Fire by Ken Follett and passed it on to my mum - we loved Pillars of the earth and world without end, so was a definite 'have to' read book!! Loved it xx

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  25. My sons is 'Chicken Licken' strange ending but he loved the rhyming and has helped him with rhyming since

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  26. We got "A Poem for Everyday" and it is really beautiful.

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  27. Enid Blyton’s Famous Five book collection for my daughter which she loves.

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  28. We got a book of 365 story's and each one has a date so we read a different one every day :)

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  29. We're going on a bear hunt, we've had many adventures around that story with my son and now again with my daughter

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  30. My son received the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Collection and he loves them

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  31. The beano book

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  32. The stink before Christmas!

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  33. Theres an Alligator under the bed was my sons favourite! we now know it off by heart!

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  34. We got Oi Dog after loving Oi Frog! Great books available as board books to withstand my 16 month old!

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  35. Zog and the flying doctors

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  36. Grandson received Bad Dad, he loves the David Walliams books

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  37. The youngest received a wonderful sticker and story book called My Planes Activity and Sticker book. Sticker books are a great way for pre-readers to begin enjoying books.

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  38. The Christmas Snowflake. Our daughter loves it.

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  39. we got a family quiz book, it has questions for all age groups so the kids love doing it

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  40. the entire beatrix potter collection

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  41. Those books look fab! We love the Guinness book of records - very interesting for the whole family to read! (@Regrash7)

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  42. Running Wild by Michael Morpurgo

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  43. I bought Rabbit's Nap for my nephew

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  44. My daughter loves a nursery rhyme book she was given

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  45. We received Baby Owls, which I gave to my granddaughter.

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  46. We loved The Jolly Christmas Postman. Such a classic!

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  47. Tom Fletcher's The Christmasaurus

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  48. Would love this book for my little one!

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  49. My youngest is very keen on big cats (especially cheetahs, because they're so fast!), so she loved getting a very informative DK book all about them.

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  50. A favourite in our house was Barry the Fish with fingers and the hairy scary monster

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  51. The Lumberjack's Beard (present for my granddaughter)
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  52. Got mine the enid blyton faraway tree books, loved them as a kid and luckily they seem to love them too :)

    Iram Batool

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  53. These look like some super books. All 3 of them look like winners that would entertain both my children. Thanks for linking up to #KLTR

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