Monthly Archives: March 2016

A review of “This is NOT a Bedtime Story” by Will Mabbitt and Fred Blunt.

  Puffin Books. £6.99 Paperback Take a look inside here. Written by Will Mabbitt, illustrated by Fred Blunt When Sophie asks her dad for one more bedtime story, he tells her quite emphatically that it will be a short one. It’s a pink girlie one with a pretty lame opening. Sophie’s having none of it […]

A Review of ‘The Book With No Pictures’ by B.J. Novak

Puffin books £6.99 paperback The Penguin website says: ‘You might think a book with no pictures seems boring and serious. Except . . . here’s how books work. Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say . . . BLORK. Or BLUURF. And […]

A Review of “Monster Slayer” by Brian Patten.

So what did I think? I’m a huge fan of the Barrington Stoke “Little Gems” series: the books are SO well designed with a nice-fit-in-your-hand size, thick cream paper, clear font, perfect text to image ratio…ah, I could go on… So I’m always checking out their latest stories.When  I spotted this one with the killer […]

A Review of “A Tale of Two Beasts” by Fiona Roberton. Reviewed by Pippa Wilson.

£6.99 Hodder Children’s Books/Hachette The Hachette website says: “A funny story about seeing the world from a different viewpoint. There are two sides to every story. A little girl finds a strange beast in the woods and takes it home as a pet. She feeds it, shows it off to her friends and gives it […]

Minecraft and ‘The Cracker Hacker’

Hi! Checkout this article by fellow Scbwi Nick Cross about children’s fiction and Minecraft! http://www.wordsandpics.org/2016/03/march-of-minecraft.html Nick has kindly included a mention of my self published book ‘The Cracker Hacker’! Thanks Nick, Pippa