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Posted by Tom, July 25, 2017

The New Statesman’s best children’s books for the summer

The New Statesman have shared their picks for the best children’s books for the summer, and we’re delighted to see two Nosy Crow titles featured in the list!

Of Neon Leon, written by Jane Clarke and illustrated by Britta Teckentrup, Amanda Craig writes: “Neon Leon by Jane Clarke and Britta Teckentrup concerns a chameleon who just wants to fit in, changing into a variety of colours before meeting his match. It’s joyously written and illustrated, for readers aged four and older.”

Everyone knows that chameleons are the best at fitting in. But not Leon. Leon is NEON! In fact, he’s SO bright that he keeps all the other chameleons awake. Poor Leon is lonely, so off he goes in search of somewhere he can blend in. A delightful, interactive picture book, filled with vibrant neon artwork, this is a wonderful story to share and read aloud with children – help Leon on his journey by counting his steps, suggesting colours for him to turn, and giving him lots of reassurance.

Here’s a look inside the book:

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And of Flip Flap Dogs, illustrated by Nikki Dyson, Craig writes: “Nikki Dyson’s Flip Flap Dogs is beautifully original, taking the idea of mix and match to describe crosses in dog breeding and temperament that would appal Crufts. Lively fun for dog lovers of three-plus.”

With 121 possible crazy canine combinations to make you giggle, a funny rhyming text, and friendly illustrations from Nikki Dyson, this new Flip Flap book will charm dog lovers everywhere – simply flip the pages to create some seriously mixed-up mutts.

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And if you like the book, you’ll love the app! Here’s a quick preview of our Flip Flap Dogs app:


You can read the full round-up of the New Statesman’s best children’s books for the summer here – and if you’d like to stay up to date with all of our book news, you can sign up to our books newsletter at this page, or with the form below.

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