Our review tonight comes courtesy of Sweet Apple Publishers. We’ve had our eye on this book for a while and we were very excited to get it through the post! Sweet Apple Publishers have also had a previous book, My Dad’s Beard, listed in The Guardian’s best children’s books of 2014 so we had high hopes! On their website, you see the sentence “If you are a bookworm, it makes sense to crawl into a Sweet Apple book” and it’s oh so true!
It Must Have Been You is the story of a little girl who just can’t do right for doing wrong. Everything she does ends up getting her in trouble, until she does just the right thing to make everyone happy again.
The illustrations are really, really interesting. The words are written into the illustrations themselves, which make for a very contemporary and modern looking book. The colours are all contrasting to make them stand out. The little girl’s face is adorably expressive too. We also really liked the children’s artwork inside the front and back cover of the book – very talented future artists!
We loved this story. It was really funny and really sweet. It’s also very relatable for children as well as their mummies and daddies. We all have days where everything goes wrong! As the story is a rhyming story, we found it easy to read and easy to do different voices for the different characters.
Beebop loved the book, so much so she gave it a round of applause when we’d finished! It has since accompanied us to physiotherapy appointments, doctor’s appointment and on car journeys that last longer than 10 minutes!
Thank you to Sweet Apple Publishers for sending us a copy of their brilliant book. They have a website with a lovely video introduction here, as well as a Facebook and a Twitter for you to like and follow.