Review by The Bottom Shelf

A wonderful review by The Bottom Shelf appeared this week.

This is a picture book for older children rather than the very young because those with a little more experience will appreciate the underlying story better, perhaps even understand that physical walls are not the only things that imprison us. 

Read the whole review here love Suri’s Wall right now.

Emily Gale from has written a heartfelt review as she includes Suri’s Wall in her list of 10 Picture Books that they really love right now (I’m feeling a little Zoolander as I type this)

“This book is special in every way, from the cloth cover (stroking it is impossible to resist) to Matt Ottley’s stunning artwork.”

Read the full review and see what other books are on the list here.

Two Little Humans and Me

I have a featured blog post on The Book Circle at Two Little Humans and Me.

“I have no business whatsoever in writing a book, be it even a 500 word picture book. I’m a fraud and phoney and I’m still worried that Penguin will one day slap their collective foreheads and groan ‘what have we done!’ when they look at me just a little bit too closely.”

See the full entry here

Creative Kids Tales

Lee Foyster writes a careful and thoughtful review of Suri’s Wall over on Creative Kids Tales.

When I looked at the cover of Suri’s Wall, I wanted to know more about the tall skinny girl who was lovingly running her hands along the pinkish greyish stone wall. I felt there was more to her and I wasn’t disappointed.”

Read the full review here

Squigglebooks Review

Catherine Oehlman from Squigglebooks has written a brilliantly thoughtful review of Suri’s Wall and released it today to coincide with the official launch which is today!

Catherine writes, “I’m seriously impressed with the quality of picture books Penguin are currently producing, and Suri’s Wall is another gorgeous example.

Read the full review on

Happy Launch day to everyone involved, especially the wonderfully talented Matt Ottley, Heather Curdie, Marina Messiha and Laura Harris. May the world ‘see’ over the wall.

My Little Sunshine House

Suri’s Wall has made it into Zanni’s list of books they love in July. Zanni writes:

This is the story of imagination, freedom and hope. Suri and Eva live behind a large wall {we aren’t sure where}. Eva asks Suri to tell her what’s on the other side, and the children all listen in wonder as Suri describes what she sees. Just writing this, I have goosebumps. Matt Ottley’s illustrations are divine. This book is out next month

See this listing and soo much more besides on the website