On the Road with Mavis and Marge by Niamh Sharkey

The Lovereading4Kids comment

This story zips along, keeping the pages turning as the protagonists whirl through a colourful sequence of zany scenarios - all great fun! Niamh Sharkey's style is all her own, her characters jumping off the page with inimitable vivacity. This title is definitely one to watch.

You're in the right place if you want some gorgeous activity sheet packs for this title (click here to download) or to celebrate your own Picture Book Picnic with friends and family.


On the Road with Mavis and Marge by Niamh Sharkey

A zany bunch of pals succumb to wanderlust - and get more than they bargained for. Mavis and Marge are different from other animals. They want to go a-wandering. Over the hills, across the sea, and up to the moon they go, gathering a band of free-range friends on the way. But, suddenly, from across the milky way, home has a distant allure...


'One of the most exciting new artists published in Britain today.' - The Times
Educational Supplement

About the Author

Niamh Sharkey won the Bisto Book of the Year Award and the Mother Goose Award for Illustration in 1999 for Tales of Wisdom and Wonder, written by Hugh Lupton. She is also the creator of the bestselling picture books Cinderella, I'm a Happy Hugglewug, The Ravenous Beast and Santasaurus. Niamh lives in Dublin with her family.

More books by this author

Loading similar books...

Other Formats

Book Info


32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


Niamh Sharkey
More books by Niamh Sharkey


Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

7th March 2011




It’s so easy to find the right book for your child. Such an easy-to-use, yet in-depth website. 100% reliable.

Pippa, Jack, Liam & Matthew Wils

At @HHSHaringey we love @lovereading4kids because our pupils can practice reviewing & get free upcoming books before anyone else!

Helen Swinyard – Heartlands High

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

I love ‘LoveReading 4 kids’ because they let you read and learn things you’d never dreamed of learning before.

Emily Horncastle – age 11

I love Lovereading4kids because I get an opportunity to put my opinion forward and to try new books

Elosie Clarkson – age 11

Lovereading4kids is great, we get books really early never late. We love to read and review, and think you would like it too. The excitement

Jasmine Harris-Hart, age 12

I am so pleased to have signed my kids up as they are reading a much wider range of books and even choosing books out of their comfort zone.

Angela East

I love finding new books to read. My mummy and me look at the new ones coming out. I have written reviews of some of them!

Jessica Cobbin – age 7

Lovereading 4 schools