"It's bright, bold and packed with fun illustrations leading children along with a nice tale - and lesson - about valuing friendship." (Tidy Books blog )
"It's a great book for toddlers and young children who have just started school or pre-school as they will be able to relate to the characters and talk to you about their friends (and "enemies" !) and how they feel about power struggles in the playground. The illustrations are very cute and are packed with details and little visual jokes that will have you pausing on each page before turning over to continue with the story." (The Madhouse Family Review blog )
The illustrations are brilliant, the characters warm and the visual jokes delightful. While the children will enjoy the story, parents will love the bag of Cold Hard Cash, the penguin motorbike stunt team and other amusements nestling in the background in a very Aardman way.
For those who have not yet read Nadia's first book Good Little Wolf, do search it out. It's probably one of the best children's books created. 9/10" (Chopsy Baby Online Parenting Magazine 20120808)
A beautiful book which is suitable for young children. Filled with beautiful pictures which accompany the story perfectly, this book will appeal to both girls and boys of all ages.
The book has a great message - friends are there in both the good and bad times and should be kept by your sides through thick and thin." (Sarah Broadhurst Sarah's Book Reviews blog 20120721)
From the Back Cover
Presto is a brilliant magician!
So when he and his friend Monty join a carnival to start a magic show, their future looks bright. But fame goes to Monty's head, and soon Presto has lost both his friend and his show. Will Monty realise how much he needs Presto before it's too late?
A witty book about best friends, bad magic and bunny mayhem from the creator of Good Little Wolf
ALSO STARRING: Monty, a fire-breathing lizard", a penguin on a motorcycle! a very strong gorilla!
Praise for Good Little Wolf:
"Nadia Shireen's delightful debut with a dark ending is funny, full of character and a design gem"
THE SUNDAY TIMES
"Shireen's quirky illustrations are amusing and distinctive"
NEW YORK TIMES