Weekend Herald Review - 2 March 2019

"A quintessentially New Zealand picture book, this lively and lavishly illustrated story is a humorous tale about a young boy searching for the right methods and techniques to do the perfect bomb into the water."
"It's funny, inspirational, enjoyable and packed full of characters and scenes instantly recognisable to young New Zealanders."
We were VERY excited to see this great review of The Bomb in the Weekend Herald on Saturday!! 😁 Thanks heaps nzherald.co.nz !!!

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The Sapling - Best Picture Books for New New Zealanders

So, they've done it again... Thalia and The Sapling have created yet another awesome piece to be super proud of – this time a list of books to provide a warm "nau mai, haere mai" and introduction to Aotearoa for refugees and other NEW New Zealanders! We are well pleased that The Bomb made it onto this list and is in some VERY FINE company! Ngā mihi nui The Sapling! 🤓 😍 🤩 xo Follow this link to see the full list at The Sapling.

20 Best Kids Books of 2018 - The Spinoff

Thanks very much to Briar Lawry from Little Unity for selecting The Bomb & Te Pohū to be part of the Spinoff’s 20 Best Kids Books of 2018, Christmas shopping guide!! What a beautiful selection!! Julian is a Mermaid is one of my absolute favourites and it’s fantastic to see fellow Huia author Steph Matuku’s Flight of the Fantail on the list too!! Good job The Spinoff!!

Click here to see the full recommendations.

Radio New Zealand - Review

'Pops of amazing colour, a gorgeous feel throughout ... gorgeously touching, it really is something special ... It's a very modern take on Kiwi summer just for children.' Niki Ward, Ekor Books.

Thanks HEAPS to the wonderful Niki from Ekor Bookshop & Cafe Ltd for her fantastic review of our new picture books on RNZ's Nine to Noon today!! It was a lovely surprise!! We're super chuffed that you enjoy The Bomb & Te Pohū AND that your little boy thinks they're 'charming' (awwww!) Kia ora rawa atu!! 😍😎🍩

Click here or on the image below to listen to the full review:

Magpies Magazine - May 2017 - Review

¨Sacha Cotter´s use of language is highly imaginative and rolls off the tongue, making this a delightful read aloud. Josh Morgan´s quirky, vibrant illustrations provide the perfect accompaniment to the text. The Marble Maker is a rare gem that is certain to reach a wide audience and will no doubt inspire many young inventors and potion makers. Highly recommended.¨