'One message shines from the Gecko list: children deserve quality.'
Your Weekend, Dominion Post
'Children's publishing in New Zealand has been
crying out for this standard of craftsmanship for some time. '
Catriona Ferguson, Sunday Star-Times
'Inspirational publishing ... their current list is adventurous and dynamic.'
'Speak to any bookseller, librarian or publisher about a Gecko book and
they’ll rave about production values. “The books give the impression of
‘here is something to treasure’, even before the book is read,” says
Barbara Larson of Longacre Press.'
Nicky Chapman, Idealog.
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'There is a robust nature to the books [Gecko Press] has published, a
strength, a quirkiness, and a depth that we have lacked ... We have
customers who seek out Gecko books ahead of any others.'
John McIntyre, Children's Bookshop and National Radio reviewer
'It's one of those "why didn't I think of that" ideas that seem so obvious - in hindsight.'
New Zealand Herald
'[Gecko's] production values are exemplary.[...]They are the most
beautiful items, just aesthetically. The paper stock, especially in
Guji-Guji, is exquisite. The colour, everything about them – the design
– it’s just beautiful. [...] there is a different quality to the story
making or the substance of the story making in the European books than
there is in antipodean or Anglosaxon ones. I can’t put my finger on
what it is a lot of the time. [...] They seem to deal with sort of the
verities in a way that contemporary English speaking literature
Kate de Goldi Saturday morning with Kim Hill, Radio New Zealand, National
'[Gecko Press's] books, like Ulf Stark's My Friend Percy's Magical Gym
Shoes and Can You Whistle, Johanna? as well as Ulf Nilsson's All The
Dear Little Animals deal frankly with delicate situations, devoid of
sentimentality or sensationalism. The matter-of-fact European
sensibility is a welcome and enriching addition to children's
Discoveries in translation, The Herald on Sunday