The Glump and the Peeble by Wendy Meddour

The Glump and the Peeble

Written by Wendy Meddour
Illustrated by Rebecca Ashdown

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It can be hard to resist the temptation to classify oneself as Glump or Peeble, but just because you generally prefer to spend time alone in a cave thinking – a la Glump – doesn’t mean that you can’t also go out and dance so hard in the moonlight that you turn pink, like a Peeble. And vice versa! Told in sparkling rhyme there’s an almost Dr Seussian feel to this picture book, its pages filled with strange but definitely lovable creatures, and with its positive, life-affirming message that we’re all capable of so much more than we think, it’s a real tonic to read. ~ Andrea Reece


The Glump and the Peeble by Wendy Meddour

The Glump lives alone in his cave in the wood, wishing he could come out and dance with the Peebles. But nearby there's a peeble who wishes she could be quiet and thoughtful - like a glump. When they meet, it turns out they have a lot to teach each other!

A heartwarming story of friendship and daring to be different, from the team who created How the Library (Not the Prince) Saved Rapunzel.

About the Author

Wendy Meddour

Wendy spent many years teaching English at Oxford University before taking a break from academia to concentrate on her writing.

Wendy has previously written and illustrated two books: The Black Cat Detectives and A Hen in the Wardrobe, which was shortlisted for the 2013 Branford Boase Award. It also won the Islamic Foundation’s International Writing Competition and the John C Lawrence Award 2010 - a national award given to a writer whose work is considered to improve relations between races.

She finds that with a farm in North Africa, a ‘wobbly old house’ in Wiltshire where she writes and paints, her four young children and a Berber husband, she’s never short on inspiration. She is also the author of the bestselling Wendy Quill books.

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28 pages
Interest Age: From 4


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Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

7th July 2016




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