Pom Pom the Champion by Sophy Henn
  

Pom Pom the Champion

Written by Sophy Henn
Illustrated by Sophy Henn

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In Pom Pom Sophy Henn has created another endearing little character all parents and children will recognise. After beating his mummy at a board game, Pom Pom decides he likes being the winner, and that from now on he’ll win at everything. For a while he does, though his winning streak isn’t much fun for mum or his little brother. When games in the park with friends prove that no-one can win everything, Pom Pom has a massive tantrum and stomps off to play on his own! Pom Pom’s range of emotions are crystal clear in Sophy Henn’s distinctive illustrations, and his adventures provide parents and children with lots to discuss and to giggle about too. ~ Andrea Reece

Sophy says : Pom Pom was inspired by real-life events – a very lovely and sweet little girl was having a bit of a moment and stomping around the house telling everyone to ‘Go away!’ She was very persistent and eventually everyone did.

As soon as she realised she had succeeded, she got a bit worried and a bit sad. I found this incredibly endearing and a little bit funny, and the idea of Pom Pom Gets The Grumps came from that. It really reminded me how tough it is to be a toddler, all those new emotions and situations you have to try to fathom all the time. And if I'm honest I want to hurl myself on the floor and yell after 20 minutes in the supermarket, but as a ‘grown up’ I mask it and carry on to the biscuit aisle.

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Synopsis

Pom Pom the Champion by Sophy Henn

The return of the brilliant Pom Pom from exciting new author and illustrator talent, Sophy Henn, creator of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize Shortlisted, Where Bear?

When Pom Pom Panda doesn't know what to do with himself, his mum suggests a game and Pom discovers just how much he likes to WIN! A funny and sweet take on how it's not always about being the best, that will strike a chord with parents and young children alike.

About the Author

Sophy Henn

Sophy Henn lives and works in Sussex, England. She studied Fashion at Central Saint Martins, accidentally had a London based career as an Art Director in advertising, then completed an MA at University of Brighton in Illustration. Now she writes and illustrates children's books in her studio, with a large cup of tea by her side, and can't quite believe her luck. Where Bear? was her very first book and since then she has created the wonderful panda character called Pom Pom. She has been nominated for the Greenaway Medal for Where Bear? 2015 and was shortlisted for the AOI Illustration Awards 2014. She was the World Book Day Illustrator for 2016.

Follow Sophy Henn on Instagram here and read her Q&A here.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Sophy Henn
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Author's Website

www.sophyhenn.com/

Publisher

Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

3rd September 2015

ISBN

9780723299844

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