Betsy Makes a Splash by Helen Stephens


Betsy Makes a Splash by Helen Stephens

From Helen Stephens, author and illustrator of How to Hide a Lion, Fleabag, and Gracie Grabbit and the Tiger, comes a brilliant first experiences series, perfect for children aged 2+. Betsy is excited about doing new things. Today she is going to the swimming pool for the first time. There are so many things to see! There is a big slide and Betsy's big girl friends, Holly and Poppy are at the pool too. But they jump in and make a big splash. Betsy isn't sure she likes it. Will Betsy find the courage to go down the slide? These fun, reassuring and heart-warming stories are great for introducing concepts. Little ones will love relating to Betsy's early experiences. Have you collected all of Betsy's adventures? It includes: Besty Goes to School; Betsy Goes to the Doctor; Betsy Makes a Splash; and, Betsy Visits her Grandparents.

About the Author

Helen Stephens

Helen Stephens grew up in County Durham and currently lives in London with her partner and baby girl. She studied illustration at Glasgow School of Art and began working as a freelance illustrator in 1994. She worked as an editorial illustrator for a few years before writing her first book in 1998. She has written and illustrated many popular books for children which have been published worldwide in a variety of languages. Her clients include Alison Green Books, Egmont Children's Books, David Fickling Books, Random House, Macmillan, Puffin, Nickelodeon, and many more. As well as writing her own stories she has also produced books in collaboration with other authors including Roger McGough, Simon Mason and Sophie Hannah. Fleabag has been shortlisted for the Blue Peter Best Fun Story With Pictures Award 2009, Blue Horse and Tilly won Best World Theme Story in 2002, Twinkly Night was shortlisted for the Sainsburies Baby Book Award 2002 and Poochie-Poo won the AOI Images Silver award 2003. Helen is a lecturer on Cambridge School of Art's MA in Illustrating for Children.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 2


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Publication date

27th March 2014



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