Poppy and the Blooms by Fiona Woodcock

Poppy and the Blooms

Written by Fiona Woodcock
Illustrated by Fiona Woodcock

3+ readers   Baby and Toddler   5+ readers   Summer Reading   
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Fiona Woodcock’s playful and stylish new picture book stars four utterly charming little characters, Poppy, Dandy and Bluebell, and Buttercup. Together they run wild, spreading sunshine wherever they go. When they learn that the last park in the city is going to be closed, they head off to save it. As readers, we chase after them as they dash from one page to the next, spreading a trail of colour behind them that brightens up the grey city streets. The story is full of joy and optimism, as the little flowers fill the park with new blooms, and will leave readers of all ages smiling. ~ Andrea Reece


Poppy and the Blooms by Fiona Woodcock

When a group of zesty wildflower characters discover that the last green space in the city is about to be paved over, they decide they have to act! Find out what these sktaeboard loving little characters decide to do in this gorgeous new addition to our picture book list and second title from Fiona, the wonderful creator of Hiding Heidi.

Both children and adults alike will fall in love with this positive, uplifting story about how the actions of even the smallest can have a big impact.


Praise for Hiding Heidi:

“Beautifully crafted.” Benji Davies

‘A beautiful and original picture book...Woodcock is a very talented and exciting new illustrator and this will enchant children and adults alike.’ Andrea Reece for LoveReading4Kids

“This delightful story combines an enchanting narrative with totally unique illustrations and instantly loveable, whimsical characters…an extraordinary debut.” Picture Books Blogger

About the Author

From an early age Fiona Woodcock knew that she wanted to earn her living drawing. Since graduating from Glasgow School of Art she has been working freelance in London on animated films, commercials, animation artwork for West End shows and illustration work. All the projects she works on have a paper based handmade origin. She likes to work with a combination of pencil, paint, charcoal, children's blow pens, cutting stencils and experimenting with print techniques whilst dreaming up new characters and stories.

See Fiona on Instagram here.

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32 pages


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Simon & Schuster Ltd

Publication date

10th August 2017




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