Arturo and the Glitter Glue



A children's book that takes young readers on a fun, imaginative adventure, using rich, lyrical rhymes to boost language development and engage children with themes of resilience, being curious and finding the possibilities in every situation.

The best selling independently published NZ picture book for Christmas 2020 at Unity Books Wellington.

Here's what some readers have to say:

"Arturo is a huge hit in our house...always great to find a book I don’t mind reading over and over at the boys request. We look forward to hearing of his next adventure!" Natasha

“My children are six and eight-years old. They loved the rhyme and cadence of this story and compared it to one of their favourite children’s authors, Julia Donaldson…The story embodies playful mischief, suspense, surprise and a crisply satisfying resolution. The detailed illustrations by Hannah Sames are at once endearing, captivating and whimsical. Our family eagerly awaits a sequel.” Annie

"I absolutely love this story and the way it has been written.  Right from the outset, 'Arturo and the Glitter Glue' captivates the reader and delivers on excitement throughout!" Sandra, copy editor & proofreader

About the book

This beautifully illustrated rhyming children's book takes young children on a daring night time hunt for treasure with Arturo, a little mouse with big ideas.  But when Balou, the cat, arrives home unexpectedly, Arturo must use all of his courage and creativity to escape. Even when things seem impossible, Arturo never gives up.

This cat and mouse chase is full of rhyming thrills and will appeal to little treasure hunters everywhere.

Written by Elaine Williams, illustrated by Hannah Sames, printed in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Paperback, 34 pages, 25 x 25 cm

ISBN 978-0-473-54211-5

SKU: 9780473542115

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