Book Review: Mr. Snuffles’ Birthday by David Greaves

4 May

Title: Mr Snuffles’ Birthday

Author: David Greaves

Illustrator: Emily Wallis

Release Date: 1st May 2018

Genre: Picture Book

Publisher: Clink Street Publishing

Format: Paperback

 

Summary:

‘It was a wonderful day for snuffling for truffles,

‘What a birthday treat!’ thought Mr Snuffles…’

 

Adults and children of all ages will delight in following Mr Snuffles’ frustrating woodland quest for his beloved truffles. But is Mr Snuffles on the right scent?

Beautifully illustrated by Emily Wallis, David Greaves’ Mr Snuffles’ Birthday is a glorious celebration of language, friendship and truffles: a tale to be treasured and to read aloud together time and time again.

Available on Amazon and Amazon UK

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Poor Mr. Snuffles is having a bad birthday. As he’s walking through the woods trying to find a truffle thief, he passes all of his good friends who are going to a surprise birthday party. Of course, it’s his but he doesn’t realize that and is upset that he wasn’t invited, especially since it’s his birthday too!

Mr. Snuffles’ Birthday is a cute book with a lot of colorful illustrations and rhyming verse that young children are bound to enjoy. As an adult, I enjoyed it and look forward to reading it to my granddaughter. 

An example of the awesome illustrations:

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About the Author

Born in Yorkshire in 1985, David Greaves’ warmth and generosity of spirit, and his love of travel and adventure led him to make friends around the world with people from all walks of life. His strength of character and devotion to achieving his goals was shown in his achievements as an ultra-marathon runner and Iron Man triathlete. It was also shown by his determination to finish this book, and nine others, after being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (ALS) in June 2015, just after his thirtieth birthday. In the fifteen months after his diagnosis he got married to the love of his life, climbed Mt Kilimanjaro, raising over £12,000 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association, and travelled through East Africa before settling in Newcastle upon Tyne. As David lost the use of his arms and speech he finished his collection of children’s books using revolutionary Eye Gaze technology which allowed him to type by tracking the movement of his eyes. David passed away peacefully at home in September 2016. Mr Snuffles is David’s first book and his wife Philippa and family intend to honour his memory by eventually publishing all of his completed works.

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About the Illustrator

Emily Wallis is an illustrator who uses traditional hand-drawn techniques. She completed her MA in sequential design and illustration at the University of Brighton. She lives in London, UK.

 

Website:  http://emilywallis.com

Instagram: https://instagram.com/emilywallisillustration/

Facebook: https:// facebook.com/EmilyWallisIllustration/

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