We are always delighted when we receive a package from Maverick books. The girls always rush to open up the wrapping to discover what is inside. This month we have been treated to two knew books and to a selection of Mavericks Early Readers.
Our first book was The Snugglewump by Lou Treleaven and with beautiful illustrations by Kate Chappell. The Snugglewump is a very emotional tale written with beautiful rhymes. The Snugglewump is not like the other toys and feels unloved. The story which follows highlights how important each of us are and that we are all loved. I think this is such an important message to highlight to children and love the way it has been delivered in this story.
Wishker written by Heather Pindar and illustrated by Sarah Jennings is our second book from Maverick. My eldest daughter likes to read this book to her siblings and to herself. The story helps to highlight the reason why getting everything you want is not always a good idea. It certainly has made the girls think!
Maverick Early readers help children to read some of their favourite Maverick stories at home. There are eight coloured bands, following the system used in schools, and by the end of August there will be five books in each band. Our primary school uses these books as part of the additional [optional] reading the children can take part in.
My youngest daughter has been reading these books on an evening and enjoys the stories. The illustrations are bright and colourful and help to engage her in the story. She has used her phonics knowledge to help her read the books and they have proven to be a real hit in the evenings. I think they are a great way to enhance reading at home in addition to school reading books and gives my daughter a choice as to what she wants to read.
Thank you to Maverick for sending the titles across for review, all words are my own opinion.