Saturday 25 October 2014

Worst in Show written by William Bee, Illustrated by Kate Hidley


The first picture book TREAT to be plucked out of the
sweetie bucket this weekend is 'Worst in Show' Written by
William Bee and Illustrated by Book Sniffer fave Kate

Worst in Show, shouting loud a proud for flatulent flea
ridden monsters everywhere! A story about being proud of
who you are no matter how fruity tooty your farts are. An
anarchic talent show for monsters and their owners takes
an unexpected turn as we experience each gripping round
in the monster talent show. More tense than the x-factor
final and as bonkers as a fire juggling ballet dancing
stunt rider. Illustrated with enthusiasm and vigour by
awesome illustrator Kate Hindley, there are so many things
to spot on each page you'll be scurrying back and forth
from beginning to end over and over again.  
A MONSTER SIZED must have! 

Wednesday 8 October 2014

Monsters Love Underpants

Monsters Love Underpants: Book 2

TOOT TOOT - It's here! It's finally here. Time to get our best underpants on and celebrate the arrival of 'Monsters Love Underpants' the latest collaboration by best-selling duo Claire Freedman and Ben Cort. 

As you can imagine it's barking mad and full of comedy and this time we are introduced to a whole miriad of bizarre and freakishly furry monsters. Each magnificent monster has it's own unique preference for undergarments and little book sniffing monsters will adore sniggering at the mischief they get up to and the chaos they cause. 

Not a truly scary monster in sight but lots and lots and lots of FUN! Prepare to read this one over and over and over again! 

We are thrilled to welcome Ben and Claire to Book Sniffer Towers to talk a bit more about the creation of then monsterrific picture book and yes we will all be wearing our very smartest pants! 

Sunday 5 October 2014

Little BIG Boubo by Beatrice Alemagna

Ever get the feeling you are a small fish in a BIG pond? not Boubo! He is as sure as sure can be that he's a 'big boy' and no one can tell him any different. 

Saturday 4 October 2014

Sloth Slept on By Frann Preston Gannon

Frann Preston Gannon is certainly proving herself to be the hot new illustrator on the block, recently signing with the CatBird agency founded by our good friend Agent K she is once again setting the picture book world alight with her latest illustrated offering.

Sloth Slept On published by Pavilion 
Dozing peacefully on the shelves of a bookshop near you from the 16th October! 

Mr Sloth has found it to the window in Tales on Moon Lane bookshop in Herne Hill. Cosy.

A delightfully dumpy and stupendously sedentary Sloth finds himself a long way from home (the zoo) when he is 'adopted' by a group of eager children who take it upon themselves to find out where he came from.
Character design

After much speculation about the origin of the sloth including the thought that he may even be a pirate returning from an adventure on the high seas the children discover that he is in fact from the rainforest (cleverly deduced by the smallest child).  

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A page of Sloth facts integrated into the story beautifully highlights a subtle message about wildlife conservation. 
This book will delight readers of all ages, it's a book with carefully considered characterisation, an abundance of cuteness and a big spoonful of hope and heart. Congratulations Frann - We can't wait to see what you come up with next! 


Sloth Slept On
has delightfully reminiscent echoes of one of my all time favorite picture books (also by Frann) 'The Journey Home'  which I hope you will enjoy as much as I did.