I Will Not Wear Pink nominated for Kate Greenaway 2017

October 20, 2016

I Will Not Wear Pink has been nominated for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017.

English Association review I Will Not Wear Pink

September 22, 2016

What a coup for this newly established publishing house - a new book from this winning and vastly experienced mother/daughter team. It bears all their hallmarks: exuberant, playful language, humour, endearing illustrations and it is a joy to read aloud

Margaret Pemberton reviews Seal Children & I Will Not Wear Pink

August 04, 2016

Margaret Pemberton use to run the Schools Library Service in Bristol and continues to recommend books to schools in the area. Read what she has to say about I Will Not Wear Pink and The Seal Children.

Parents in Touch review I Will Not Wear Pink

July 15, 2016

"Plunkett has been invited to a party by Priscilla - but he must wear pink. Never, he says. Riotous rhyming text sees Plunkett in all sorts of pink... and finally he discovers that there is one shade of pink that is just perfect. Happily, Priscilla agrees with Plunkett and the two pigs fly happily away... all in pink! Just be yourself, and all will be perfect, is the theme of this entertaining story."   

5 stars for Kangaroo Kisses & I Will Not Wear Pink

July 14, 2016

Read what Books for Keeps has to say about Kangaroo Kisses and I Will Not Wear Pink in these 5-star reviews.

Armadillo Magazine reviews I Will Not Wear Pink

July 14, 2016

"Whether you are five or fifty you are sure to enjoy reading this exhilarating and amusing story together."

Booktrust on I Will Not Wear Pink

July 07, 2016

Booktust reviews I Will Not Wear Pink  by Joyce and Polly Dunbar.

Dolphin Book Blog reviews Otter-Barry titles

June 16, 2016

Read what the Dolphin Book Blog has to say about Otter-Barry Books' Spring titles: The Seal Children, The Princess and the Castle, Immi, I Will Not Wear Pink, Zim Zam Zoom! and Kangaroo Kisses.

Booktrust's best books for June

May 31, 2016

Poetry title, Zim Zam Zoom! and Jackie Morris' The Seal Children selected for the Booktrust's Best Books for June. 

Read it Daddy reviews

May 04, 2016

"Checking out Otter Barry Books, we're in absolute awe of their first batch of titles" Read it Daddy reviews The Princess and the Castle, Zim Zam Zoom and The Seal Children

Red Reading Hub reviews I Will Not Wear Pink

May 04, 2016

"Altogether a bravura performance by mother and daughter. One gets the impression that both Joyce and Polly Dunbar had an equally terrific time creating this gloriously dotty, thoroughly upbeat celebration of being yourself."

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The Creature

The Creature

Helen Bate

"It was cold, it was wet, it was trembling and hairy. But then it awoke... Growling and SCARY!"

No one is expecting the Creature. It arrives, makes itself at home with the children and becomes part of the family, however hard they try to get rid of it! Until one day it makes a nest on the top bunk and goes very quiet... What could be going on?

October 2017

£11.99 : HB

270 x 215mm

32 pages : Age 3+

You will find our books in all good bookshops.  If you want to buy online and cannot find our books on Amazon, we suggest you go instead to our favourite online retailers - Books etcThe Hive, or for US customers, Indiebound

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Read it Daddy reviews The Creature

"Should delight and thrill little ones…"

Red Reading Hub reviews The Creature

"With its quirky illustrations, surprise ending and rhyming text that echoes the rhythm pattern of “The Night Before Christmas’, this is a fun read aloud that leaves plenty of gaps for readers to fill."

EYE review The Creature

"At the heart of this book there is a story of empathy and acceptance, of knowing that not everything is familiar and that this is not always a bad thing.. In a world that is turning in on itself, one that is showing worrying signs of becoming insular and unwelcoming, it is books like there that will help children to become well- rounded, welcoming people."

Achuka reviews The Creature

"Bate’s illustrations are homely and sympathetic."

Parents in Touch review The Creature

"Superbly expressive illustrations show just what the family think of their uninvited guest in this hilarious picture book."

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