We met the author and illustrator to the Bold Beast books at the Summer Arts Market in St Georges Hall Liverpool at the weekend. Two lovely ladies who really love the books they produce and who work hard to gain the interest of the children who read them. Rachel Braddock writes the most wonderful stories of everyday animals and insects. Cats, squirrels, caterpillars and fills the story with the most wonderful words in rhyme to enchant reader and listener. While the illustrations provided by Joy Rutherford are so pleasing to the eye. They are seemingly a simplistic design of animal and its environment but when you look closely they are a clever illustration of the story that encourages you to linger.
Catullus the Caterpillar is a clever story of a quite mean caterpillar intent on making his friends sick with his wicked concoctions who in the end gets his just deserts as his friends trick him. A tale of retribution and at the end realisation that you don’t do nasty things to your friends. Priced at £6.99 they are a great buy for parents to read at bedtime.