Reader Reviewed Meet the Twitches by Hayley Scott

Meet the Twitches

Written by Hayley Scott
Illustrated by Pippa Curnick
Part of the Teacup House Series

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February 2018 Debut of the Month

Plenty of twitchy nosed, fluffy fun and adventures are in store as we are introduced to Stevie and the residents of Teacup House.

Stevie has been living at the top of a tall, thin tower of flats for as long as she can remember. It's her home and she loves it; so when it’s time to move miles away to a cottage in the countryside she’s not very happy about it. Nanny Blue brings her a special going away present. It’s a beautiful teacup house complete with four toy rabbits who just happen to be the Twitch family. Gabriel, Bo, Silver and Fig Twitch.

Disaster strikes just as they arrive at the new cottage when Daddy Twitch falls out of the bag unnoticed and is lost in the garden. Whilst Stevie searches for the missing rabbit the rest of the twitches come alive and it’s soon down to little Silver Twitch to find her missing daddy. Both Silver and Stevie must overcome their anxiety and fears of a new, strange place as they search for Gabriel and it's not long before magic begins to fill the air.

This is a wonderfully colourful and beautifully illustrated chapter book that shows how even the scariest changes can soon bring wonderful adventures and exciting new beginnings. A gentle, delightful story to start what promises to be an exciting new series of adventures for these friendly bunnies. ~ Shelley Fallows - You can also find Shelley here.

Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our young Lovereading Kids Reader Review Panel members were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Elissa Watkin, age 5 - 'Meet the Twitches is a great book for younger readers who are starting to become free readers. A charming tale that has a lovely ending.'
  • Amatullah Khatun, age 7 - This is such an adorable story which will delight younger readers. Amatullah whizzed through this story and thoroughly enjoyed it, especially the bit about how Father Twitch was rescued...We hope the adorable and adventurous Twitches are back in another sweet tale soon.'
  • Prisha Yadav, age 8 - 'Fantastic Book for everyone to read...I also loved going through the beautiful illustrations in this book which made it very interesting and brought the characters to life.'
  • Huxley Glen, age 7 - 'A very good book about these funny little characters. I really like the illustrations of the characters in the book and it made the story even easier to follow.'
  • Eleanor Haines, age 5 - 'I like this book...I really loved the drawings and I could read most of the book on my own.'  
  • Eleanor's Mum - 'Eleanor, my 5 year old, read the majority of this book by herself at bedtime with just a bit of help with tough words. She read it in two nights so I think it's safe to say she enjoyed it.'
  • Abbie Collings, age 5 - 'Stevie is given a set of toy rabbits by her Nanny that come alive when she is not looking.  They have a fun adventure that you will love to read about!'
  • Abbie's Mum - 'The pictures and the colourful design of the pages together with short chapters and appealing characters really helped Abbie to understand and follow the story well...It was a perfect length to maintain concentration for a chapter a day.'
  • Sam and Jack Radford, age 7 and 5 - 'It was fantastic - we thought it was adventurous and magical fun. A beautiful story for all the family of innocent childhood fun.'
  • Edith Andrews, age 4 - 'Lovely story and perfect to read aloud. Edith was always desperate to know what was going to happen next. Beautiful, bright illustrations.'
  • Ellen, age 8 - 'I love rabbits so I couldn't wait to read this book. The cover is very appealing and the pictures in the book are colourful and make you want to read on. The book tells the story of Daddy Rabbit's (Gabriel Twitch) going missing.'
  • Genevieve Pollock, age 8 - Red Maid's Junior School - 'Good for adventurous children.'


Meet the Twitches by Hayley Scott

The Twitches belong to a girl called Stevie and she loves playing with them. But guess what? These toy rabbits have a secret. They come alive when Stevie isn't looking!

Open up the Teacup House - and meet four little rabbit heroes with big ideas!


“A lovely balance of plot, contemporary interest, humour and sweetness. [...] I will be wholeheartedly recommending this little series as it develops to young readers - and their grownups.” Book Worm Mum (Blogger)

About the Author

Hayley Scott

Hayley has always loved stories. She grew up near Watership Down, and one of her favourite things to do was visit the big hill to watch the rabbits hopping in and out of their burrows. She's always loved really small things too. When she was little she used to make tiny furniture for fairy houses, setting them out in scooped out hollows in her back garden. To this day she's sure the fairies used them... Hayley lives in Norfolk. Teacup House is her debut series for young readers.

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Book Info


128 pages


Hayley Scott
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Usborne Publishing Ltd

Publication date

8th February 2018




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