Thursday, 29 August 2013

Maverick Publishing - The Pet itch and The Bunny That Couldn't Be Found


Funny children books, The Pet Itch, The Bunny that Couldn't Be Found





























Summer holiday is almost over and Abby is getting restless, I think she is definitely ready to go back to school! Luckily we were sent a couple of books from Maverick Arts Publishing to review and we both had a good laugh when reading them!

We were sent The Pet Itch (rrp £6.99) by Elli Woollard, illustrated by Elina Ellis, and The Bunny That Couldn't Be Found (rrp £6.99) by Angela Mitchell, illustrated by Sarah Horne.


Funny children books, The Pet Itch, The Bunny that Couldn't Be Found

Funny children books, The Pet Itch, The Bunny that Couldn't Be Found



















The Pet Itch is about Mossy the monster who desperately wants a pet Itch. No matter what excuses his family gave him, he refused to give in and insist in having one. Eventually with his scheming sister's help, Mossy got more than he bargained for.

The book is fantastic for children who would like to practice their reading expressions, and although both me and Abby think that there are a couple of places that's written for the sake of making it rhyme, the overall story was good and hilarious. Both me and Abby laughed out loud a lot when reading it! The illustration is fun and the monsters are unusual, making it refreshing to look at.


Funny children books, The Pet Itch, The Bunny that Couldn't Be Found

Funny children books, The Pet Itch, The Bunny that Couldn't Be Found



















The Bunny that Couldn't Be Found is about a fairly spoiled Princess Lolly (I just realised that Princess Lolly is 89 years old in the previous book The Jelly that Wouldn't Wobble!) who woke up one morning and couldn't find her "Bunny". She alerted the guard to sent in the policemen to find "Bunny", but no matter how hard they look, "Bunny" couldn't be found. It is one of those "Right in front of you!" "There!" or "Behind you!" situation, where "Bunny" appeared in every scene. It brought out lots of giggles and the clever children will be wondering why the policemen were so blind!


Both books are really fun to read, but our favourite is definitely the Pet Itch. I like it that it gives Abby plenty of materials to read, and it's really good for practicing her expressions, which she did well and even impressed her teachers with. The story is fun and and illustration is eye catching. It is a first book of the first time author Elli Woollard, who I think did really well. The Bunny that Couldn't Be Found is still a great read and it made us want to flip to the next page quickly to know how the policemen missed "Bunny" in the next scene.

Both quality books are now available in all good book stores and Amazon UK.


Disclosure: We were sent a couple of books to review; all opinions are honest and our own