About this deal
David Fickling Books has swooped for three titles in the latest series from Jamie Smart, whose Bunny vs Monkey books have become a slow-burn graphic novel hit. Please don't class me as a journalist or blogger, more on the lines of talent scout and always backs the little guy.
Find Chaffy | Find ALL the Chaffies!
The titles are centred around Max, who moves to an island full of animals, where he meets a special creature named Chaffy, who is lost. Elys Dolan is a huge family favourite so her first illustrated chapter book is a must for this list.Chaffies are small, round and cute creatures, with one and a half ears, who tend to get themselves lost all around the world. Can you find him amongst all the strange creatures including the Bipples, Skellingtons, Schnoodges and Glumbos he meets along the way? The super-cute artwork is complemented by Jamie Smart’s wonderful sense of humour and elevated further by a beautifully sensitive core emotional story in each book.
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So, when we were up visiting Rabbie at Easter, her husband introduced Felix to ‘Find Chaffy’ by James Smart, a sort of incredibly cute and fluffy version of ‘Wheres Wally’. His long running weekly strip 'Bunny Vs Monkey' is still going strong in The Phoenix after four years, collected into three books so far.We first caught a glimpse of his CHAFFY bunny type character and fell in love with him straight away, his charm and cuteness won us over.
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I used the free pattern ‘ Taffy’by The Noble Thread – mostly because I liked the construction and it would allow panels of colour as opposed to the normal stripes.
After a family tragedy, two children find their mum being taken by an unknown creature through a door in their basement. Rex: Dinosaur in disguise is a rapturous laugh-fest about Rex the dinosaur who is rudely awoken from slumber by his icy tomb defrosting. At 64 pages these are easily accessible for younger children and they often lead to performances from the reader.