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Super Happy Magic Forest

Written by Matty Long

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Super Happy Magic Forest Review

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A proper story about friendship and bravery - and jokes on every page!

A quest is a quest is a quest, even if the heroes are brightly coloured and quite ridiculously cute picturebook characters, in this case a unicorn called Blossom, a fairy called Twinkle, a gnome called Herbert, a faun called Hoofies (likes: making merry; dislikes: clothes), and a mushroom called Trevor! When the magical Crystals of Life are stolen from the Super Happy Magical Forest, it’s up to this band of friends to go after them, braving penguins, ghosts and even wasps on their journey. It’s all great fun with jokes on every page for children and adults alike and, despite the silliness, there’s a proper story about friendship and bravery, with an unexpected twist in the tail too.  George R Martin eat your heart out!  

Andrea Reece

Super Happy Magic Forest Synopsis

There's so much to see and talk about on every page of this hilarious story about five unlikely heroes (a unicorn, a gnome, a fairy, a faun, and a mushroom) who go on an epic quest to save their home, the amazing Super Happy Magic Forest! Bursting with jokes and details to pore over, Super Happy Magic Forest is sure to be a hit with children and grown-ups alike!

Super Happy Magic Forest Press Reviews

'Irreverent fantasy romp' - Top Sellers List, The Bookseller

'I'm not sure who will get more enjoyment out of this one - the 'toddlers' billed as its target audience or those older readers/adults who are the book's mediators to the very young.' - Jill Bennett, Red Reading Hub

'This is a delightful picture book with a lot of action taking place on each page ... It's a joy to read.' - Jayne Howarth, Evening Gazette

'Super is an explosion of ideas and colour all held together by a love of the fantasy genre.' - Sam Tyler, The BookBag

'The book hosts a wealth of mad characters ... What is not to love?' - Magpie That Book Blog

'Long's illustrations are packed to the gills with magical creatures and goofy details, and readers will pore over them with glee ... With no agenda other than taking whimsical fun to the max, kids will flock to this super-duper-smiley adventure' - Julia Smith, Starred review in Booklist

'Long fills nearly every page with details that will keep young readers engaged and interested' - Kirkus Reviews

'Matty Long has dug deep into his magical imagination to create a world where every page delights the senses and makes you wonder what craziness is going to appear on the next page.' - Danny Pearson, thisbookisfunny.com

'Utterly enjoyable and a wonderful source of bright, fun inspiration.' - North East Nerd

'The book's biggest triumph is that even kids with no knowledge of its various pop culture references will still have loads of fun with the comic speech-bubble text and the clever... Readers and almost-readers will pore over this, and they'll find a new joke every time.' - Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Each page is an absolute delight - Carousel

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780192742957
Publication date: 10/09/2021
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780192742940
Publication date: 03/09/2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780192742957
Publication date: 10th September 2021
Author: Matty Long
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers

About Matty Long

Matty Long has a First Class Degree in Illustration from Southampton Solent University and a Master’s Degree in Children’s Book Illustration from Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge School of Art). He graduated from Anglia Ruskin in 2011 and has since been working at a bookshop in his home town of Cambridge, developing picture-book ideas in his spare time.   Matty is twenty-seven years old. SUPER HAPPY MAGIC FOREST is his debut picture book. He’s currently working on the sequel!

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