“This novel is SO funny…Barker’s crisp, considered writing feels like a breath of fresh air” My Book Corner. Read more here.
“A hilarious and tumultuous relationship” Booktrust pick for November 2018. Read more here.
“Very funny, lots of good PHSE messages about friendship and acceptance, but the absolute best thing about it is that it’s a longer chapter novel that is PERFECT for Yr 3 or a strong Year 2.” Ashley Booth, Teacher.
“Exuberant illustrations by the excellent Teemu Juhani combine with Claire Barker’s hilarious storytelling talent to make this lovely, funny, autumnal read unmissable. Very entertaining indeed.” The Alligator’s Mouth Bookshop.
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“Everything about this book is a joy from start to finish! Heart-warming and hilarious in equal measures, for me this book is a real triumph in storytelling.”
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“This is the perfect kids’ book, and one of my very favourites I’ve read this year. It’s definitely going to become a comfort reread for me when I’m feeling ill, and I can’t wait to see if Jack and Picklewitch have any more adventures. I might be a whole grown-up ladywoman, but I thinks you is the kipper’s knickers, Picklewitch! You can steal my cakes any day. Five out of five Picklewitches!”
Read more from Asha – A Cat, A Book and a Cup of Tea’s review here