Happy Book Birthday – and Happy World Book Day! It’s publication day for these three titles and I don’t think as an author or illustrator you could ask for a better day to have your book published! Stripes Publishing are releasing these great books for young readers aged 6 and up.
Dirty Bertie: Spider! by Alan MacDonald, illustrated by David Roberts
One of the most popular book characters, Dirty Bertie, is back with three new stories perfect for newly independent readers. Featuring a new pet spider, his Gran’s awful knitting and digging for treasure children will delight in Bertie’s latest adventures. Fantastic illustrations bring to life the rather revolting habits of young Bertie, along with his classmates and long-suffering parents. Dirty Bertie is great way to introduce young readers to the fun that can be found in a book!
Find out more at www.alanmacdonald-author.co.uk and www.davidrobertsillustration.com
Little Lion Rescue by Rachel Delahaye
Little Lion Rescue is the first book in a gorgeous new series following the adventures of Fliss as she saves wild animals in danger. During a school trip to the zoo, Fliss is magically whisked away to the Serengeti, where she meets a real little lion cub and helps reunite the cub with the lion pride, encountering some amazing animals and birds on the way. Young readers will love the experiencing the Serengeti, learning all about the different species and the environment in which they live. With Little Dolphin Rescue and Little Penguin Rescue next in the series, this is sure to be a hit transporting readers to amazing new places.
Find out more at www.racheldelahaye.com
Vlad the World’s Worst Vampire: Spook-tacular Surprise! by Anna Wilson illustrated by Kathryn Dunst
Another adventure for Vlad makes it’s entrance today and he’s now got his Bat License (remember cousin Lupus?!). But this isn’t enough for his rather fussy mother, who thinks he should have super strength too. Vlad can’t seem to please her and then things get really tricky as his true identity is revealed at school. But perhaps it’s even more of a shock for his vampire parents as they discover the truth about Vlad’s human friendships. Thankfully Vlad has some good friends around him to help and just when he needs it, the school play comes to his rescue! These stories are a brilliant take on school life and it’s trials and tribulations. With lively illustrations throughout, readers are bound to relate to Vlad’s conundrums and delight in his successes.
Find out more www.littletiger.co.uk
With thanks to Stripes Publishing for sending me these books to review.