“I love the illustrations – they are charming and you have captured such a lot of personality in them. I wanted to leap into the middle of the pile of leaves, too, very enticing! I’ve looked at the sample from the book and really like the fact that the writer has not been afraid to use some more difficult words like ‘solemn’. I think the best children’s books do that – I always remember Will being read Beatrix Potter night after night when he was quite little and echoing back the quite difficult and strange words – I like the way that children take on the rhythm of these words that they don’t understand and work out in their own way what they mean. The story sounds quite gripping – I would like to snuggle down and have it read to me!! It sounds like there is a really interesting story about how the project started”

Lynn Farley-Rose