Thursday, 5 May 2016

Prince George's FAVOURITE book is 'Marvin Wanted MORE!'
..and he's even named his pet hamster Marvin! :)


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Monday, 15 October 2012

The Guardian's 'New and notable Apps'

Marvin and Molly

 My children really enjoyed a book called Marvin Wanted More, about a greedy sheep. Now he's popped up on iOS, albeit with a different story. It includes 22 pages, lots of interactivity, and the App Store's first mention (I think) of "sheep face painting" as a feature. iPhone / iPad / Android
By Stuart Dredge
The Guardian
         View/buy app       
iPhone version - click here
Android version- click here

Friday, 12 October 2012

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Marvin and Molly review in Apps Playground

Marvin and Molly make a sheepish debut on iOS

One of my favourite books that I’ve read with my children over the past couple of years is Marvin Wanted More, a tale about a greedy sheep who ends up eating (and then throwing up) the entire world.
Now he’s got an app. It’s not based on that story, but on a different book in the series: Marvin and Molly.
“Join the adorable Marvin and his loving friend Molly in their latest adventure through the English countryside. See how Marvin ends up fabulously dressed at a music festival,” explains its App Store listing.
That means 22 pages, lots of interactivity and sound, and the chance to paint the sheep’s faces and dress them up for the festival.
View/buy app
iPhone version - click here
Android version- click here

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Monday, 8 October 2012

Festival Kidz - Marvin and Molly review

Marvin the sheep in Festival Heaven!

by Romany, July 30th 2012
Anyone with kids of a certain age will be very familiar with the adorable Marvin the Sheep and his loving friend Molly.  I must’ve read the gorgeously illustrated children’s book ‘Marvin Wanted More’ to my pair nearly every night for several years!
Since then Marvin has been getting into all sorts of adventures and, in his latest story book ‘Marvin and Molly’Marvin ends up at a festival in search of some ‘special things’.
Marvin and Molly had my kids giggling away, and we think it is a great little book to read with your kids before taking them to their first festival, as well as to read after you have been to help remind them of their festival fun!  Or you can just read it anyway – it’s a sweet storyline about friendship, growing up, and the importance of being yourself and allowing yourself to be a little bit crazy.

          View/buy app          
iPhone version - click here
Android version- click here

Author visit to Tettenhall College

Joseph Theobald Author Visit to Tettenhall College
 3rd October 2012

We were lucky enough to have a visit from the Marvin and Molly creator, Joseph Theobald as part of our Book themed week. The pupils have loved listening to Marvin Wants More and Marvin Gets Mad as part of their storytimes over the years and so were very excited to actually meet the author and illustrator.
Joseph was really lovely with the children and he read stories, chatted and gave illustration lessons to our pupils from Nursery to Year 6. Regardless of age the pupils were enthralled by the sessions. A few members of staff commented that it was nice to have an author who aimed his talk at the right levelsfor Early Years and Keystage 1 & 2.
Joseph also put a lot of work into all of the books he signed for the pupils. He drew a little picture of Marvin in each of the books before dedicating them and signing them. It was much appreciated. In fact all of the little touches that Jospeh did before, during and after the visit were really thoughtful. The advance orders for the books and the little Molly and Marvin postcards and magnets he left for the children just added that extra bit of magic.
I would heartily recommend a visit from Joseph, he was entertaining and laid back and certainly not a demanding diva (as some authors/illustrators have been on visits!). I certainly love my new skill of being able to draw Marvin the sheep and I know the children do too!
Debbie Liddle
Head Librarian, Tettenhall College