Reviewed by Carmela Pollio. Meet Carmela
“Mabel and Me” is a brilliant book embracing the wonders of true friendship. Mark Sperring and Sarah Warburtan have created a book which transcends all ages and will surely be embraced internationally. It appeals on so many levels that my entire family enjoyed this book.
The story is told via the character “Me” who is by no means just a mouse. It has a bestest, bestest friend named “Mabel”, a likeable little girl who, whilst strolling down a “strolly” street, stops the mouse in his tracks and asks why they are bestest, bestest friends.
The two friends then encounter a Famous French Photographer and a Spanish Ballerina who help the mouse discover the answer to this tricky question.
The moment my children realised the hilarious twist, when the mouse misinterprets the photographer and the ballerina’s remarks and defends his friend Mabel, was a treat for me.
Sarah Warburtan’s visual portrayal of the four characters is delightful. There is a real sense of movement and emotion thanks to her artistic talent. This combined with Mark Sperring’s cleverly written story means this is a book to be read and enjoyed over and over again.
Thank you to Harper Collins Australia for our review copies.
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Brillustrators Mark Sperring and Sarah Warburton discuss their book project history together and the creation of Mabel and me Best of Friends: CLICK HERE