A delightfully colourful debut in the tradition of Eric Carle.
Peely Wally was a small bird who lived high up in a tree . . .
One day she laid an egg.
This is the story of Peely Wally and the adventure of her egg!
Follow the dotted line and see where the egg goes! With lots of animals to spot and talk about and a butterfly to find on each page. Don't miss the special surprise at the end!
“A brilliant debut that kids will love. The superb illustrations are on a par with Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed reading this to my son. We found the drawings exciting and interesting. We loved looking for the butterfly and guiding my sons finger along the dotted lines whilst Peely Wally's egg was on its travels. I liked that the story is written clearly and that the pictures can evoke more conversation which extends the whole story further. A delight to read.”
“Peely Wally has all the ingredients of a perfect book for under fives. The illustrations are vivid, colourful and easy on the eye. Peely Wally is a paint splat with googly eyes...gorgeous!”
Becky Goddard-Hill, Book Reviews for Mum (bookreviewsformums.co.uk)
“The undoubted star of Peely Wally are Kali Stileman's illustrations. They're bright, bold, and... well, not peely wally at all (Scottish for pale and sickly, so I'm told). The mixture of splodgy paint and striking collage works to great effect.”
The Bookbag (www.thebookbag.co.uk)
“This is Kali Stileman's book debut, and I'll be fascinated to see what she produces in the future. She's got a real artistic talent, and it'll be interesting to see what she does when illustrating a story that's perhaps less familiar to its audience. The gentle charm of the plot works well for a very young audience here, but the prospect of this bright illustrative style with a bizarre adventure appeals greatly! Peely Wally is well worth a look.”
The Bookbag (www.bookbag.co.uk)
“This simple tale is great fun for the younger crowd. There's just the right amount of adventure, a suggestion of disaster, a reassuring rescue, and a great deal of love and care. But it's the vibrant illustrations which will really get the kids coming back for more. Created in collage style, inevitably (and successfully) reminiscent of Eric Carle, they zing with colour and texture.”
Playing the Book (www.playingbythebook.net)
“This is a cute book, with vibrant colours. Best bit: when the egg wobbles - there are faded images of it all next to each other giving a suggestion of moving. I loved opening the egg at the end and seeing Peely Wally's child.”
Nayu's Reading Corner
“There's a new kid on the block in children's books, and the name is Peely Wally.”
“Reminiscent on Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar... More please.”
The Glasgow Herald