HIGHLY PROMOTABLE AND POPULAR AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR: Cale has become more and more of a household name, with almost 20,000 Instagram followers, and received a starred review from Kirkus and lots of advance buzz for his most recent book, Sir Simon: Super Scarer.
HILARIOUS CONCEPT: A seemingly dry and textbook-like take on the most magical of creatures.
TONS OF LAUGHS: Every page contains hilarious details and gags.
CHEERFUL AND APPEALING ART: The art is sophisticated enough to appeal to parents, but fun enough to appeal to kids.
UNICORNS: Unicorns are everything.
CO-PUBLISHER: Doubleday BFYR in the US.
PRAISE FOR Sir Simon: Super Scarer:
“…enough detail in the pictures (made with ’Ghost toots and Photoshop’) to keep readers riveted…Friendship makes the chores (and everything else) more fun.”—Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews
“Part snarky comedy, part feel-good tale, the book offers enough laughs to be a solid readaloud, and its lack of scary moments makes it a good choice for kids who prefer their ghost stories screamfree.”—Publishers Weekly
“A sweet and silly Halloween pick!”—Booklist
Where Oliver Fits:
One of CCBC’S Best Books for Kids & Teens (2018)
“Atkinson’s message on being true to yourself is valuable…. His Photoshop artwork bursts with color and ingenuity.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Find room on the shelves for this picture book, because feeling like you don’t belong is universal…A solid choice for discussion, and one-on-one or small group sharing.”—School Library Journal
“[U]tter eye candy, with primary colours exploding on every page and each puzzle picture more vibrant than the one before…pure joy.”—Quill & Quire
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