"Beetle Boy is a wonderfully funny, energetic and involving story. It combines classic story-telling with a tremendous sense of fun and excitement. I expect children will be reading it with huge pleasure and interest for many years to come."
"I loved Beetle Boy. It is at once engaging, creepy (bound to be), funny and full of excitement. Truly great storytelling."
'As a reader we immediately warm to Darkus… I haven’t read anything quite like it. The story is likely to appeal equally to boys and girls and - if I’m anything to go by - to any adult who loves a cracking story. I’m not at all surprised this book is being published by the man who is acknowledged to have introduced the world to Harry Potter: maybe, just maybe, M.G. Leonard will be the next J.K. Rowling.’
‘I really enjoyed Beetle Boy and it’s great sense of adventure. It felt like Indiana Jones meets David Attenborough wrapped up in a great kid’s novel… A joyous debut that was educational and entertaining with every turn of the page. Thumbs up!’
‘Bug me! This is as good as it gets! This book will have you scuttling with joy! Beetlelicious, fantastic fun for everyone. I was crawling with joy from every page that I read. Gross, funny and heart warming - a flapping great read, this book has imagination with wings.’
’I loved the wonderful Beetle Boy.’
‘With this thrilling tale of a boy who learns that beetles are magical, Leonard has created a gripping adventure that will charm readers both young and old. filled with dastardly villains and plucky children, Beetle Boy is reminiscent of classic children’s books such as One Hundred and One Dalmatians and Paddington but roots itself firmly in the 21st century. I loved it.’
'A darkly funny Dahl-esque adventure that will captivate readers. You’ll be cheering on young hero Darkus and his amazing army of exotic beetles as they go head-to-head with a fabulously terrifying villain.’