Book Reviews, Childrens Book Illustration, Deborah Allwright, Helen Baugh, Jonathan Cape, Q&A, Random House

Dragon v Dinosaur, PLUS Q&A with Helen Baugh

The Witch with an Itch: Dragon v Dinosaur was published 24th September 2015 by Jonathan Cape (an imprint of Random House). Written by Helen Baugh and illustrated by Deborah Allwright, this book is a fun-filled progression of ever fantastic spells and sibling rivalry... Said the Mudwaffler… ‘Spellbindingly WAND-erful fun!’   The Story The littlest witch, and the wizard, her twin, were… Continue reading Dragon v Dinosaur, PLUS Q&A with Helen Baugh

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Book Reviews, Childrens Book Illustration, Jim Field, Orchard Books, Q&A, Rachel Bright

The Lion Inside PLUS Q&A with Rachel Bright & Jim Field

The Lion Inside was published 3rd September 2015 by Orchard Books. It's a book the Mudwaffler was very much looking forward to reading... and the general feedback is... THIS BOOK IS BRILLIANT! Said the Mudwaffler… ‘A ROARING success from two of the UK's finest picture book talents’     Beautifully written, wonderfully illustrated and collectively masterful. This is a… Continue reading The Lion Inside PLUS Q&A with Rachel Bright & Jim Field

Book Reviews, HarperCollins, Q&A, Rob Biddulph

GRRRRR!, Plus Q&A with Rob Biddulph

Rob Biddulph is a children’s author and illustrator from London, England. His first picture book Blown Away won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize in 2015 - it's one you should definitely have in your collection. GRRRRR! was published by HarperCollins on 27th August 2015. And it's GRRRRREAT so much better than great! Said the Mudwaffler… ‘A woodland delight! And a reminder that… Continue reading GRRRRR!, Plus Q&A with Rob Biddulph

Bodleian Children's Library, NEW Imprint

*Bodleian Children’s Books* + Book Giveaway!

It's always great to hear a new children's imprint is being launched, and better still when it's one with access to Britain's largest collection of children's literature - the Opie Collection of Children's Literature at Oxford University's Bodleian Library has over 12 million items. Gosh. 'Bodleian Children's Books will focus on mining the collections to… Continue reading *Bodleian Children’s Books* + Book Giveaway!

Book Reviews, Briony May Smith, Flying Eye Books, Q&A

Imelda & the Goblin King, Plus Q&A with Briony May Smith

Briony May Smith is a children’s author and illustrator from Berkshire, England. Imelda and the Goblin King is published by Flying Eye Books on 1st September. This book is an absolute delight! Said the Mudwaffler… ‘Imelda & the Goblin King will wrap you up in enchantment and leave you feeling magical' Briony's distinctive illustration style has a way of pulling you in… Continue reading Imelda & the Goblin King, Plus Q&A with Briony May Smith

Colin West, Mudwaffler on my desk!, Stephanie Cowburn

The BEST gift ever… a REAL LIFE MUDWAFFLER!

Today I received an absolutely fantastic surprise gift from an incredibly kind person - Colin West (who recently featured on the Mudwaffler - see here), it's only a MUDWAFFLER! Here, in person! Colin commissioned the wonderfully talented Stephanie Cowburn to bring the Mudwaffler to life. And what a WAFFLE-TASTIC job she has done! Here's an 'in the making' photo selection... Isn't he great!… Continue reading The BEST gift ever… a REAL LIFE MUDWAFFLER!

Book Reviews, David Litchfield, Frances Lincoln, Q&A

The Bear and the Piano, Plus Q&A with David Litchfield

David Litchfield is a children’s author and illustrator from Bedfordshire, England. The Bear and the Piano is David's debut picture book, published by Frances Lincoln on 3rd September. I defy anyone to not fall in love with it! Said the Mudwaffler… ‘The forest will never be the same... I'll always be listening for the bear and the piano’ The Story The Bear… Continue reading The Bear and the Piano, Plus Q&A with David Litchfield