Sunday, 16 October 2016

Oi Vlog! with Kes Gray and Jim Field

This week Team Book Sniffer were lucky enough to bag VIP passes to the Oi Dog! launch party at Waterston's Piccadilly. 
Between scoffing mountains of quiche and exquisite bone shaped biscuits we managed to grab Author Kes Gray and Illustrator Jim Field to tell us a bit more about the brand new NUMBER ONE best selling hit Oi Dog! Check it out...


Preliminary sketches for the cover 


An absurdly funny follow up to Book Sniffer shelf-essential, Oi Frog which published only last year. 
In this delightful sequel we find (uppity) Frog in a deep and heated dispute with Cat and Dog about where they should be perching and the EXACT rules of this "sitting' lark. 

With alarmingly hilarious illustrations of such oddities as Slugs on Plugs and Cheetahs on Fajitas (certainly a challenge for Jim Field) we explore a myriad of potential combinations each more rib tickling and bizarre than the last.

Kes is nothing but a rhyming wizard as he cleverly builds anticipation which will have little readers chuckling and snort laughing until they are almost in tears. 

This chortle inducing story is one of those books which will be read and LOVED over and over again until the pages fall out. You can't beat that. 

Kes and Jim are a formidable and dynamic duo, setting a high bar in the world of children's picture books. We can't wait to see what they come up with next. 

Hop over to Twitter and find out more

Pug on a Rug - bespoke illo by Jim Field. 

With HUGE thanks to Hachette Children's Books for  hosting such a fantastic party.

Massive HIGH FIVES to Kes & Jim 
who were true gents and had us weeping with laughter.

Special THANKS to Rebecca Logan
never knowingly under catering. 

Saturday, 8 October 2016

NEW VLOG POST..PRESENTING Britta Teckentrup & beloved Oskar!

Hello Book Sniffers! 
This week we were lucky enough to welcome delightful illustrator and creator of Oskar Loves.. 
Britta Teckentrup to the Vlog. 
Here she is having a good old catch up 
with Book Sniffer roving reporter Steven Lenton.  

Oskar Loves… 
by Britta Teckentrup Published 
by Prestel £9.99 HB

There is an unadulterated delight in finding joy in the smallest of things; Oskar the crow does just that in this beautifully simple exploration happiness. From the silence of snow to eating sweet red cherries, this beautiful read will encourage young ones to indulge in an new found appreciation of the world around them - 5*s 

Illustrated Fiction Christmas Picks!

Here is a quick vlog just for you Book Sniffers, featuring some lovely seasonal illustrated fiction! 

First up the perfect stocking filler ..
Santa Claude 
by Alex T Smith
Published by Hodder Children's Books

& second up something for older readers ...
The Girl Who Saved Christmas 
by Matt Haig and Chris Mould
Published by Canongate books



Like the sound of these books, you can grab a copy by 
clicking on the links below the images!