Rated 5 out of 5
5 out of 5 stars (based on 116 reviews)
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Rated 5 out of 5
July 24, 2022

Sent the one out of Saturdays paper (Dad saying to little girl walking off with bowl of chips, “Leave some for me”) to our family around the world few comments back. 1 My mum would have said, OK 2 chips She not silly.


Response from The Little Things cartoons

Hi Sally, thanks for getting in touch! We love it when people send out cartoons to family and friends. Glad they enjoyed it. Cheers, Matt

THANK YOU, Little Things!!

Rated 5 out of 5
July 22, 2022

Still loving “the Little Things”. Makes my day lighter!!
Thank you.

Rae Bennett

Response from The Little Things cartoons

Cheers Rae! Happy to be of service. Cheers, Matt

Still laughing and having hilarious conversations....

Rated 5 out of 5
April 27, 2022

Hi guys.
Thank you for the “wishing they wouldn’t make gang signs” toon that was printed in the paper last week, I’m still laughing and having hilarious conversions with friends about the inspiration behind the gang sign you chose. One friend has gone so far as to ask me to tattoo Harriet on his leg! Just wanted to let you know your work is appreciated 🙂 Do you print em big and sell em?? If so, send me a link to buy that one please!!
Thanks again, Matt B L

Matt B L

Response from The Little Things cartoons

Gidday Matt, we always like hearing that we’ve made someone laugh so thanks for letting us know. Not sure if the tattoo is a great idea but really appreciate the encouragement! As far as the inspiration goes, that would be my kids who occasionally like to mess with their dad when he’s taking their photo. We don’t print the cartoons big but I have emailed you a JPEG. Cheers, Matt

Highlight of my morning read

Rated 5 out of 5
April 21, 2022

Just to say- you are a highlight of my morning read! I never fail to smile, nod in agreement and occasionally feel a bit watery in the eyes! Thank you for giving me one of life’s little pleasures.
Mother of three, Grandmother (Ghee) of 8.

Deb Clinton-Baker

Response from The Little Things cartoons

Thanks for getting in touch Deb. We’re rapt you like our cartoon so much and that you get something out of it each morning. Cheers, Matt

Please don’t run out of ideas

Rated 5 out of 5
December 6, 2021

I love The Little Things. You are very clever. Please don’t run out of ideas.

Lisa Ludbrook

Response from The Little Things cartoons

Thanks for the encouragement Lisa! Fortunately, the experience of being a parent gives us so much material, ideas never seem to be in short supply. Cheers, Matt

Knowing what they mean.

Rated 5 out of 5
July 16, 2021

I always enjoy your cartoon messages as they lift my heart in humorous hands and they hold it aloft for the whole day.
A wee story. My 4 year old grand daughter said to me “Granddad I have hurt my toe.” To which I asked. “Which toe?” She replied.”The thumb on that foot.” I knew exactly what she meant.
Keep the great work.
Ian Curry

Ian Curry

Response from The Little Things cartoons

Thanks Ian! That has to be once of the nicest messages we’ve received yet. Really appreciate the feedback and the idea. Cheers, Matt

Waiting for more books!!

Rated 5 out of 5
July 13, 2021

Hey guys, I’ve got books 1 & 2 on the shelf… when’s the next one coming out?


Response from The Little Things cartoons

Hi Erica, thanks for the message and the encouragement. As it happens, we’re about to start a search for a new publisher. If we find success, we’ll be sure to let you know. Cheers, Matt

Anecdote you might use:

Rated 5 out of 5
May 13, 2021

The family group (grandchildren, parents, grandparents) was walking back home from a garden luncheon at the Mount. I (granddadish fellow) had young Lyla on my shoulders and we were following the gaggle. It was like talking to God. Our conversation was birthdays. How old is Sadie, I asked god. God replied “two” How old next birthday “three”. How old are you Lyla “Three” How old next birthday I queried: “Four”. Now where do I go i thought. The pause was long enough to allow a question from god: “What’s your number, Stuart?” My number is seventy, I replied, that’s a big number isn’t it? No, said god, “ten” is a big number!.

Stuart Reid, Lower Hutt

Treasured in Toronto, Canada

Rated 5 out of 5
March 9, 2021

A dear friend recently returned to Toronto after living in New Zealand for a number of years. I went to visit shortly after her arrival and was tasked with unpacking a box of her treasured books. Books so treasured as to be shipped half way around the world. Among the impressive classic hardcovers was a small book of cartoons – “The Little Things: Cartoons to Save Your Sanity”. Looking somewhat out of place within the collection, I picked it up, sat down and began reading. Then I started laughing. When I finally regained some control of the situation, I took a closer look at the cover. Then I started laughing even harder. OMG – illustrated by Peter Lole!

Denise (Peggy) Milic, Toronto    

Response from The Little Things cartoons

Hi Denise! Yes, all is incredibly well! Just reading your words reawakened a host of memories from days so long ago that I don’t want to think any more about them! And by the way, you weren’t supposed to be watching me drawing, you were supposed to be sticking bits of typesetting onto cardboard with rubber cement!
Anyway – contacting us certainly beats six degrees of separation. And we’re really glad you enjoyed the book! (There’s actually two books with another being worked on – plus calendars…….)
All the best to you Denise and thanks so much for getting in touch. Cheers, Peter

So much reality- LOVELY!

Rated 5 out of 5
September 22, 2020

Love your cartoons (not really the right word but can’t think of another). I am a grandmother and the pics tell the story about bringing up kids with so much reality. Lovely!!

Jennifer McLeod

Response from The Little Things cartoons

Hi Jenny, Thank you very much for the nice message.
Peter and I love getting that kind of feedback – it’s always nice to be reminded of all the people out there who enjoy seeing The Little Things each day.