We’re always on the lookout for new story books, so I thought I’d share a few we’ve been really enjoying, just in time for the summer hols.
The Truth About My Unbelievable Summer by Davide Cali and Benjamin Chaud (Chronicle, RRP £8.99). Another hilarious romp from Cali and Chaud. A teacher asks what a boy did over the holidays with surprising response. And a twist in the tail.
Up, Up and Away by Tom McLaughlin (Bloomsbury, RRP £11.99). Orson manages to build his very own planet, but looking after it turns out to be a lot more difficult than anticipated. Lots of life lessons accompanied by fab illustrations.
Archie Snufflekins Oliver Valentine Cupcake Tiberius by Katie Hartnett (Flying Eye Books, RRP £11.99). What is the name of the mysterious cat on Blossom Street? And who does he belong to? A sweet and beautifully illustrated tale of friendship and being neighbourly.
Max & Bird by Ed Vere (Penguin, RRP £6.99). We’re a little in love with Vere’s ultra-cute kitten, Max. In this escapade he can’t decide whether to befriend or eat a new avian accquaintance with amusing results.
Marcel by Eda Akaltun (Flying Eye Books, RRP £11.99). Akaltun’s first book introduces French bulldog Marcel, who lives happily in New York with his owner. Until she meets someone else… Some important messages about how change can be a good thing.