Wednesday 29 February 2012

A hamper full of tasty reviews...

Take a look at all the lovely things people are saying about our latest Picture Book Picnic titles:

A Bus Called Heaven by Bob Graham

There’s a timely message of cooperation and community in this gentle story of an old bus abandoned in a busy city street. It becomes a talking point among the neighbours, who are usually too busy to chat, and together they transform the old wreck into a community space where children play, local graffiti artists decorate the outside, old people drink cups of tea and teenagers fall in love.

But the cold hand of ‘rules and regulations’ threatens to take the bus away – until little Stella hatches a plot to outwit the authorities. Endorsed by Amnesty International for its community action spirit, this is a thoughtful and uplifting book by an author with a sure and compassionate touch.

The Daily Mail 

A lovely story about a diverse community of strangers who come together when they decide to adopt an abandoned bus as their local meeting point…Endorsed by Amnesty International UK, it’s a gentle but wise tale that encourages respect and care.


Arthur’s Dream Boat by Polly Dunbar 

Arthur has had a dream so wonderful he wants to tell EVERYONE about it. But no one will listen. All his family are too busy: mummy's painting her nails, the baby's throwing food, even the dog's howling seems more important. When they do finally stop and listen they are in for a treat. Touching and original from one of our best authors. 

Angels and Urchins

Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton 

I think I have been in love with George from the moment the book publicist showed me the proofs of this book. Finally published, we can tell you about this lovely rogue. He tries to be good but it's hard work, especially when there's a cat to chase and a cake to devour...

Angels and Urchins