Going on a Picnic A Lift-the-flap Book by Gina Ford


Going on a Picnic A Lift-the-flap Book by Gina Ford

Ella and Tom are getting ready to go on a picnic! But what will they take with them? Little ones will love lifting the flaps to find out what Tom chooses from the fruit bowl and what Ella puts in their sandwiches.


Parents and fans of Gina Ford will find the Tom and Ella books instantly reassuring and useful Parents News

About the Author

Gina Ford

Gina Ford grew up within an extended family on a farm in the Scottish Borders where, even as a child, she loved looking after younger cousins and neighbours. On moving to Edinburgh to study Hotel and Catering, she joined a premier babysitting agency, and was hugely popular with parents of young babies.

Gina’s work took her first to London and then overseas but, wherever she was, she still found herself drawn to families and called upon to baby-sit or take on the role of temporary nanny. After several years Gina returned to England and, given her skill and passion for working with children, decided to pursue a new career in childcare.

For years she was one of the most sought-after maternity nurses, specialising in caring for newborn babies and toddlers with serious sleeping and feeding problems. During this period Gina was nominated by Harpers & Queen as one of the top ten maternity nurses in the country. She worked in many parts of the world with hundreds of different families, from leading lawyers and high-flying bankers to newspaper editors and other media personalities.

Gina’s particular talent was not only nurturing the child, but ensuring that the mother was well cared for too.

As Gina’s reputation grew, she was approached by a number of publishers, and in 1999 she wrote her first book, The Contented Little Baby Book. It was a runaway success, largely due to enthusiastic personal recommendation, its matter-of-fact style and practical approach appealing to fathers and mothers alike. Since the success of her first book, Gina has gone on to write a further nine books and co-written two others, covering subjects such as Weaning, Feeding, Sleeping, Potty Training and Twins, as well as the popular Ella and Tom series of children’s books.

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Book Info


Board book
18 pages
Interest Age: from 0 to 5


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Publication date

28th June 2007



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