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Arturo and the Glitter Glue

Arturo is a curious and adventurous mouse, and he is on the hunt for treasure.  But the situation is about to get sticky.  For Balou, the cat, has just arrived home and she is on a hunt of her own.

‘Arturo and the Glitter Glue’ takes young readers on a fun, imaginative adventure, using rich, lyrical rhymes to support language development whilst gently engaging children with themes of resilience, being curious and finding the possibilities in every situation.

Paperback format
25cm x 25cm
34 pages


Illustrated by Hannah Sames

Hannah lives in Auckland.  She is an illustrator, freelance graphic designer and a lecturer at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT).  Hannah has also illustrated Long Hair if You Dare which was written by Ginny Scahill.  You can find out more about Hannah at


Arturo and the Glitter Glue is a fun, rhyming adventure story suitable for children ages 3 and up.

This book was written, illustrated, printed and bound in Aotearoa, New Zealand.


“Arturo is my new best friend. I bet he’d be full of amazing stories to share over a cuppa. Bold and daring, this is a mouse who likes to live dangerously…”
Kiwi author, editor and manuscript assessor Donna Blaber reviews Arturo and the Glitter Glue for Kiwi Kids Read Kiwi Books. Read the full review.

“My children are six and eight-years old. They loved the rhyme and cadence of this story and compared it to one of their favourite children’s authors, Julia Donaldson…The story embodies playful mischief, suspense, surprise and a crisply satisfying resolution. The detailed illustrations by Hannah Sames are at once endearing, captivating and whimsical. Our family eagerly awaits a sequel.” ~ A Winter

“Arturo is a huge hit in our house…always great to find a book I don’t mind reading over and over at the boys’ request…we look forward to hearing of his next adventure!” ~ N Ward

“We have loved reading about Arturo in our house…Beautiful rhyming and illustrations.” ~ C Renee-Schryvers

Meet Kiwi author Elaine Williams Elaine Williams author

Elaine grew up in Scotland with her nose in a book. She worked in London for many years before moving to the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand with her husband, two children and two guinea pigs. Her love of books inspired her to study literature at university and she has written stories all of her life.  Arturo and the Glitter Glue is her first published children’s book.

Find out more about Elaine and how to contact her on her author page.


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