Lollipop and Grandpa and the Christmas Baby by Penelope Harper
  

Lollipop and Grandpa and the Christmas Baby

Written by Penelope Harper
Illustrated by James Cate
Part of the Lollipop and Grandpa Series

Synopsis

Lollipop and Grandpa and the Christmas Baby by Penelope Harper

Lollipop would like a bike for Christmas. What she most definitely does not want for Christmas, is a new baby brother or sister. Will Grandpa change her mind? This is a Christmas story with a twist that celebrates the childhood joy and excitement of Christmas combined with the familiar anxities about having a new sibling, particularly when the new sibling is very ill-timed...Lollipop and Grandpa are intrepid explorers, always on the lookout for the next adventure. Underpinning the series is the relationship between an intelligent, inquisitive little girl and her mischievous grandparent who understands the workings of a child's mind brilliantly. All stories combine the familiar trials and tribulations of being 4-years-old with great fantasy adventures arising from ordinary, everyday identifiable situations. REVIEWS: I love the Lollipop and Grandpa books and the way they depict the loving relationship between the two, and it is perfect to reflect what Christmas should be about. Lollipop wants a new bike for Christmas - what she definitely doesn't want is a baby.As always, Grandpa with his innate understanding of just what little girls want, comes to the rescue and, of course, everyone has a very special Christmas even if it doesn't go quite to plan. A lovely warm story, just right for the festive season. -- PARENTS IN TOUCH. A welcome addition to the series. Penelope Harper's sensitive, but humorous, telling of the story comes to life in Cate James' warm and bright collage-effect illustrations. -- THE SCOTSMAN. Cate James' charming illustrations are great fun and reflect Grandpa's sunny disposition...The relationship between Lollipop and Grandpa is delightful, and it's wonderful to read a story that reinforces the important role that grandparents play in the lives of their grandchildren. A great read for the festive season. -- ARMADILLO MAGAZINE.

Reviews

REVIEWS: I love the Lollipop and Grandpa books and the way they depict the loving relationship between the two, and it is perfect to reflect what Christmas should be about. Lollipop wants a new bike for Christmas - what she definitely doesn't want is a baby. As always, Grandpa with his innate understanding of just what little girls want, comes to the rescue and, of course, everyone has a very special Christmas even if it doesn't go quite to plan. A lovely warm story, just right for the festive season. -- PARENTS IN TOUCH. A welcome addition to the series. Penelope Harper's sensitive, but humorous, telling of the story comes to life in Cate James

-effect illustrations. -- THE SCOTSMAN. Cate James

's sunny disposition... The relationship between Lollipop and Grandpa is delightful, and it's wonderful to read a story that reinforces the important role that grandparents play in the lives of their grandchildren. A great read for the festive season. -- ARMADILLO MAGAZINE.'

About the Author

Penelope Harper

Penelope Harper is a freelance writer and editor, and a former radio presenter and school librarian. The Lollipop and Grandpa series are her first children’s books, inspired by her relationship with her own grandfather.

Penelope read American Studies at Hull University and then lived in Seattle for a year. She did a postgrad diploma in broadcast journalism at Falmouth in Cornwall and became a radio journalist working as a breakfast show presenter for Mix96 in Aylesbury for many years; highlights of her journalism career include wing-walking and being sawn in half live on air. She left the UK twice for Australia, the first time taking up a temporary contract in New South Wales to broadcast from a tin shed. Returning to the UK she realised that her heart wasn’t in journalism any more and decided to take a chance and start writing about her childhood adventures with her Grandpa.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Penelope Harper
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Publisher

Phoenix Yard Books

Publication date

3rd October 2013

ISBN

9781907912276


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