Reviews

Patricia Smeaton

2024-01-10 16:03:43

I echo what everyone said about this book! It is delightful and beautiful. I would really like to comment on how helpful Mark was in helping me get the book. It was a gift for a family of Irish Terrier lovers in the US - where I couldn't find the book. Not only did he get it to me quickly, he signed it with a lovely and personal note. The recipients were so excited! Of all the gifts we gave them, this got the biggest smiles. Thank you, Mark!

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Paul M

2022-04-13 00:51:14

What an absolutely hilarious and brilliant book! We all loved this tale of a girl who is perfectly perfect just the way she is! The story is really cleverly written - it starts off gently but quickly takes an unexpected and really funny turn (or perhaps not so unexpected for those of us lucky to have a Gorgeous Girl in our family...!) The wonderful and colourful artwork really helps bring the story to life - with lots of really funny details. The author Amelie Stratton has written a fantastic and heart-warming story with an important and positive message about being true to yourself, which we all really enjoyed. Amelie is a talented writer to watch for the future - we can't wait for her next book!

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P.Mackie

2022-04-13 00:24:10

Another fantastic Naughty Bird book full of wit and whimsey! You don't need to have been to Dingle to enjoy this wonderful third instalment in the series, which has become much-loved in our house (we have all three!) The hilarious and heart-warming tale is told through ingenious rhyme and is accompanied by fun and quirky, almost dreamlike artwork (with a number of slightly cheeky details!) Like all of the stories in the series, this book has been really enjoyed by readers young and old. The positive and very relevant messages in the tale are gently woven-in to the story and really warm the soul. It's great to have the talented author and artist return for another instalment - we can't wait for the next one!

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Denise

2021-09-23 18:26:10

Gorgeous Girl is a super, cheeky children’s book, showing that perfection has many different sides…sweet, caring, loving and also totally disgusting, smelly, noisy and more! The book concludes that, (as most of us with little cherubs in our lives would agree) we love them, not despite but because of all of these things!

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Tamsin

2021-08-07 08:44:35

This book has officially become the favourite in our house. At bedtime it's the cutest thing to hear my 2 year old shout TOAD PIG with so much excitement. The story is absolutely beautiful with a great message about kindness. Not to mention a lovely princess (what's not to love?!?!). Highly recommend 🙂

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Pete Ferguson

2021-03-23 21:18:02

Buying this book for my nephew’s 3rd birthday, we couldn’t resist having a quick read ourselves before posting off; to find a lovely, engaging story, beautifully illustrated. Sure to be a great addition to his library!!

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Marion

2021-03-06 21:29:38

My daughter loves the book and my husband has to read it to her all the time. What a great surprise for him when he unwrapped his birthday present and found that there was also „the dingle sheep“! Really lovely books. Waiting for one about a pony :-).

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Margaret O Connor

2021-01-22 14:18:36

Thumbs up to Mark Stratton and his beautifully illustrated children's books, The Dingle Sheep who could not sleep, The Dingle Dog who lost his bark & Toad Pig. Mark went out of his way to get these books to my grandchildren in time for Christmas. They absolutely love the stories. Watch out for his next Dingle book due out this year.

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Penny from London

2020-12-28 12:26:21

What a thoroughly enjoyable book and the illustrations were amazing too! In my opinion , this book teaches children that in life, being different is not a bad thing at all, that we need to be kind to everyone and that we need to treat everyone as equals and with respect. I couldn’t wait to find out how this book ends. A book you can buy and enjoy at any time of the year. Why not buy this book as a present for a loved one at Christmas?

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Penny from London

2020-12-28 12:25:47

I loved the rhyming nature of this book, so easy to follow. It made you want to read to the end to find out whether the dog got his bark back. For me, it confirmed how a event in life can have such an impact on a dog as well as a human and how important perseverance actually is.

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Penny from London

2020-12-28 12:24:02

There is always a solution to a problem as the Dingle Sheep eventually found out and I am so glad. An easy to follow story with lovely illustrations.

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Michelle

2020-08-14 09:37:54

I was truly moved by the story of the Dingle dog. I am annoyed that I didn't find it sooner. The story is beautiful and breathtaking in its simplicity and its clear stirring messages. Ask for help and don't give up! The pictures are gorgeous and hide funny and charming details. Definitely think it should be part of every bookshelf at home and at school. I have ordered the sheep and toad books and cannot wait!

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Paul M

2020-03-06 11:44:30

A wonderful tale with a subtle but inspiring message and really interesting characters. The fun ryhming verse makes it ideal for reading to younger children and new readers. We love the fantastic artwork which is full of vivid colour and detail. A brilliant book!

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Viva

2020-02-10 10:52:26

Great print, great illustrations and a wonderful story. I have a very happy niece!

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Abbie

2020-02-09 16:01:15

A beautiful book with a touching storyline and stunning illustrations.

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Sancia wilcox

2020-01-12 14:39:29

This is by far mine an Aoife’s favourite book I’m afraid. I have to read this every night she knows this so well never before I’ve turned the page. She has pointed out the funny little drawings especially the last page of the book. I won’t spoil it for anyone so you should buy it an find out as dingle dog goes on his adventure. I would like to thank you for signed book once again extremely kind of you both. Book arrived early as always. We can’t wait for your next book Sancia & Aoife

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Sancia wilcox

2020-01-12 14:32:47

This book has saved me many times of getting my daughter off to sleep. It’s truly a lovely book I love the drawings an how well the colours are as that’s what attracts my daughters in to settle down an read with me. Brilliant xx

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Sancia wilcox

2020-01-12 14:23:10

Mark, Tomo. This is yet another great book. We have all of your books so far. You’re book is written beautifully, how toadpig meets a friend an helps him get his confidence. May I also say thank you for writing and signing the book for my daughter extremely kind of you both. Xx

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Sandy Hall

2020-01-10 12:58:23

Tomo, I knew you would make your mark in the illustration world after seeing what you could do when we worked together. Many many congratulations to both of you this is an inspirational book that all should read to their children, can't wait to read to my grandchildren. Let me know when the next is out xx

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Denise & Lisa

2019-12-12 18:56:21

ToadPig is a totally inspiring, uplifting story about friendship, gaining self-confidence and loving yourself and others for who they are. It’s a must have gift for Children! Not only is it beautifully written but the illustrations and colours are modern, original and absolutely stunning...who could ask for more!

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Belinda

2019-12-12 18:07:35

Mark and Tomo - this book is amazing and the message is one that needs to be heard. The illustration is just perfect, brought a little tear to my eye. I will enjoy reading it to my grandchildren and I wish you both all the best in the world!

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Ruth

2019-10-30 20:17:20

Love this book so much. I have an Irish terrier mix that loves to bark and looks exactly like the Dingle dog. My little girl gets so much delight and joy from this book. The story is sweet and illustrations are amazing. Another rhythmical read that never gets old or tired. I know this book will be one my daughter treasures for her life. Truly love this.

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Ruth

2019-10-30 20:11:34

This is such a beautifully illustrated book. It’s a gorgeous, rhythmic read. A firm favourite for my daughter and I. She’s 2 and can finish the end of every sentence in the book. I’ve bought it as a gift for friends and relatives. It’s been such a hit with everyone. I can’t wait for the third book.

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Lauren Hills

2019-09-02 07:37:50

We received the Dingle Sheep as a present for my newborn and it’s become our favourite story to read any time of the day. I really love how you can get into a rhythm reading the story and I’m sure it’ll remain a favourite for years to come when she can understand what we’re reading! Have just ordered the Dingle Dog to add to our collection.

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Miss Sancia Wilcox

2019-05-21 18:23:05

Hi, I would like to say that Dingle dog is a brilliant book. 😊 I read it to my daughter every night and never get bored of reading. I recently emailed Mark to say how much we enjoyed the book. Then brought the 2nd book (The dingle sheep who couldn’t sleep). I didn’t even get half way through the book and it had done its work and my daughter had fallen asleep. Mark was extremely kind and signed the book for my daughter. I can’t say thank you enough that’s made our week. 😊👍🏻 Looking forward to book number 3.

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Peter Scannell

2019-05-20 12:53:01

I loved the story and the illustrations so much I keep buying these for my friends children whenever there is a birthday. My nieces also have their own copies and they love them too. A must have book on any child's book shelf!

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Elsie Ciaramella

2018-10-27 09:57:30

My first grade students LOVED reading the Dingle dog. They loved the story and rhyming, as well as the illustrations (especially the humorous picture at the end of the book). I would highly recommend this book for every classroom and home.

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Elsie Ciaramella

2018-10-27 09:42:28

The illustrations are absolutely beautiful and the storyline is captivating and adorable. I am a primary teacher and my students were very engaged by the rhyming and writing. This is a book for children and adults alike! 🙂

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Jackie G

2018-07-01 09:59:28

My daughter received Dingle Dog’s take as a gift from her aunt. From the first few lines in that first read, we were hooked! The Dingle Dog is an absolutely delightful character who models nice manners and a very practical way to work through a problem. The rhythm and rhyme of the text paired with the beautiful illustrations have won this charming book a place among my daughter’s favorite books!

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Jackie G

2018-07-01 09:49:49

Our family was thrilled to discover the Dingle Sheep after having fallen in love with Dingle Dog. Everything we appreciate about the first story is present in this one! It has sparked in my two year old daughter a curiosity about the sky and celestial bodies that is so fun for us to explore. We hope to meet more Dingle animals in future stories.

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Kate Fripp

2018-06-26 09:52:16

Our Year 2 and 3 pupils have so enjoyed this story – particularly the rhyme and spotting the intricate detail in the illustrations.

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Eva Weaver

2018-06-21 10:05:38

We own a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier and my grandson loves him. This book and its illustrations capture the Wheaten spirit perfectly. Mark was kind enough to inscribe a copy to my grandson and ship it to the US for us. We enjoyed reading the story and the illustrations were just great. We are hoping there will be more sweet books from this duo very soon!

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Eva Weaver

2018-06-21 09:54:25

This was a lovely book. The story was sweet and the illustrations were wonderful. A joy to read.

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Nancy

2018-05-24 10:06:28

We love this book! The sweet, inspiring story and the illustrations are endearing. While vacationing in Ireland I bought this book to bring back to Boston for my 4 month old grandson. When I read him the book he was more animated and excited than I’ve seen him be with any other book. He was trying to talk to the characters in the book while moving his arms and legs, obviously very engrossed in the whole experience. I just ordered 6 more from Mark to share with others. Very pleased with this find!

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Kim Melton

2018-05-14 10:07:15

We enjoyed the story and the beautiful illustrations in this adorable children’s book. We can’t wait to share it with our family.

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Kim Melton

2018-05-14 09:55:25

We enjoyed the story and the beautiful illustrations in this adorable children’s book. We can’t wait to share it with our family.

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Emily Grizzle

2017-11-04 10:08:17

I found this book while vacationing in Dingle and instantly fell in love with the story and illustrations. The story has a sweet lesson involved and is enjoyable for both kids and adults. The illustrations are adorable. Unfortunately, I didn’t buy it and when I got home I regretted not purchasing it. I contacted Naughty Bird Books and Mark and they sent me several signed copies all the way to Oklahoma! The shipping was reasonable and I got my books within a week. I am thrilled to have my Dingle Dog book! Thank you for a story my family will enjoy for years and a great reminder of our time in Dingle.

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Katalin Szeghalmi

2017-11-03 10:09:01

Lovely book. Cute and well written story with great illustrations. Recommended to every animal lover. I’m very glad to have my own dedicated copy.

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Paul Mackie

2017-09-18 10:09:56

We love this book! It is a regular bedtime read in our house – my son loves the whimsical illustrations with the (slightly cheeky!) details. The rhyming verses are really clever and makes it particularly fun to read, plus it’s got a nice positive message at the end. Really great stuff, looking forward to the next tale from this fantastic partnership!

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Charles Balestri

2017-08-23 10:11:11

I was attracted by the books front cover when shopping in Dingle, Ireland. When i read it to my grandchildren back in the USA the response was ecstatic! They loved the story and the illustrations; this book will be a classic! They have me reading it over and over again, the rhymes are very good, natural and spot on! Congratulations on your first book and thank you from our grandchildren for your wonderful book!

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Sandy Carrigg

2017-03-25 10:12:35

An adorable story of an Irish Terrier on the Dingle Peninsula searching for his lost bark. I bought several copies for myself, for friends and for my grandkids, who adore our Irish Terrier, Rooney. The rhyming story and the illustrations are priceless. A hit!

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Mary Rose

2017-03-03 10:14:07

I absolutely love your book! I think it’s fab..I love the story, the rhyming, the reputation of lines (which I hear is very good for little brains!) & I Love the drawings/sketches especially the sleeping giant, Skellig rock etc! Best of luck with it. It’s really gorgeous & I hope you do well.

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Sandy

2017-03-03 10:13:17

A wonderful book! Its adorable and the illustrations are great.

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Laura Denham

2016-12-05 10:14:54

A great read for both children and adults; I would highly recommend! Looking forward to future publications from Mark.

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