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Best Test

£7.99 (paperback)

UK only


From the dynamic team of Pippa Goodhart and Anna Doherty, Best Test is their exciting second instalment all about celebrating our unique talents.

When Bird finds a ripe, red strawberry to peck, Frog wants it too, as well as little Shrew! They decide to organise an assault course to determine who will win the prized ripe fruit. Each of them choose different obstacles. But when Frog discovers he can’t fly like Bird, and Squirrel can’t colour in like Rat, who will win the race?
They soon realise being the BEST is not as simple as you’d think…
With playful rhyming throughout, this energetic picture book encourages children to think about valuing difference and working as a team.


Discover fun book activities


Download a free poster with beautiful artwork from this book!

Book trailer

Meet the author and illustrator


Pippa Goodhart is the author of over a hundred children’s books, including the prize-winning picture book You Choose, and the Winnie the Witch series which she writes under the pen name of Laura Owen. She trained as a teacher, and worked for many years in bookselling before becoming a mother and a writer.

Watch an interview with Pippa Goodhart




Anna Doherty is an illustrator from sunny Scotland. She adores drawing, writing, and every single dog in the world. She owns too many pencils and she likes tiny sketch books. Outside of illustration, her main skills in life are rock, paper, scissors and swimming a long way under water without breathing. Her other books include Big Ideas for Curious Minds, Sticky, and The Brontës. Best Test is Anna's second book with Tiny Owl.

Watch an interview with Anna Doherty


Read more about Best Test:
  • 3 Tiny Owl Books Longlisted for Cogan Friendship Picture Book Award 2022!
  • Watch: Amazing Best Test Read Along!
  • Download: Free Best Test poster
  • Watch: Armadillo Magazine Reads Best Test!
  • Read a review: Relax in the sun with Best Test!
  • Watch: Best Test book trailer
  • Read more: Discover Anna Doherty’s brilliant Best Test quiz!
  • Read a review: Celebrates Strengths and Differences! – Hazel Terry
  • Hooray! Best Test Gang Among Best Fictional Friendships!
  • Read more: Best Test in top summer reads for 2021!
  • Read a review: A charming story – bookishwaytoplay
  • Read a review: On reading this book, I reflected – Paul Davies
  • Download: Free Best Test activities and printables
  • Read a review: Being kind and having lovely friends is even better than being the best – weereads1
  • Read a review: The perfect spring book! – Edspire
  • Read a review: Best Test encourages the value of everyone’s unique talents – Dolphin Booksellers
  • Watch: ‘Rhythm is really important in children’s books’ – author Pippa Goodhart
  • Read a review: A smashing story to share with youngsters – Red Reading Hub
  • Watch: ‘Best Test is a big step up from Fair Shares‘ – illustrator Anna Doherty
  • Read a review: Full of kindness, understanding, friendship and smiles – A Library Lady
  • Read a review: Best Test is charming celebration of teamwork – The Little Literary Society
  • Read a review: Best Test encourages little ones to celebrate difference – Edspire
  • Read a review: A lovely story exploring the trials of friendship – Little Book Bag
  • Read a review: Everyone is the best in their own special way – Mancunian Mum
  • Read a review: With the help of a test, the animals all discover something brilliant – Mamma Filz
  • Read review: Learn to use your individual superpower as part of a team! – Mind Superheroes
  • Hooray! Best Test is out now!


The Little Literary Society

A charming celebration of teamwork


Red Reading Hub

Full of potential for Early Years and KS1 teachers


Dolphin Booksellers

Best Test encourages the value of everyone's unique talents

Posted in All Books, Books & Gifts, Key Stage 1, Modern Fables