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Rosie Wellesley was born in London but grew up in Morocco, Pakistan and the west country. She studied as an undergraduate at L'ecole des Beaux Arts in Aix en Provence and at the Ruskin school of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford. Last year she graduated from the postgraduate diploma at Prince's School of Drawing in London. She now lives and works in East London.
Isaac the hedgehog is a popular little character with the very young and it’s lovely to see him here in a new springtime adventure. Starling wakes him up after his long winter sleep, but won’t share her worm. Hungry, Isaac sets off to find something to eat, only to lose out again to a toad then a heron, and if it wasn’t for his prickles he’d have ended up as a snack for a fox. Still, the kindly little creature points out that it’s spring, and there’s more than enough food for everyone. Isaac’s story has lots to entertain children, and is full of notes on the natural world while also carrying a gentle message about sharing. ~ Andrea Reece
September 2016 Book of the Month Isaac the hedgehog made his debut in The Very Helpful Hedgehog which was much liked at Lovereading4kids. He’s back in a new adventure just right for this time of year, the pages saturated in the golds, reds and browns of autumn. Though winter is drawing in, Isaac isn’t ready for bed and as his friends make their preparations for cold days, he plays instead with the North Wind. It’s a lovely story steeped in the countryside and the natural world while allowing for flights of the imagination. Isaac is a very appealing character and children will run to copy him playing with the leaves and sky-gazing while the wind blows. ~ Andrea Reece
Beautifully illustrated, this is a magical and inspiring bedtime story which captures a night time adventure of a little girl and her teddy bear. When Eva wakes up in the middle of the night she finds her lovely teddy bear has gone! Soon Eva discovers that her bear has become real! Eva and the bear have the most wonderful adventures along with many other children whose toys have become real. Eva creeps back to bed just before the sun goes up. Was it all a dream?
May 2012 Book of the Month. Within this attractive picture book with its touching story some useful advice is craftily hidden. The little hedgehog lives alone; he has never helped anyone and no one has ever helped him. But, when an apple falls on his prickles, however hard he tries, he can’t get it off. Luckily, he wanders into the donkey field. The donkey loves apples. Soon the hedgehog is free from the apple, the donkey is happy munching it and the two become friends. How the hedgehog learns the value of helping others and of having friends is gently explored in the words and the pictures that accompany them.
Isaac the Hedgehog has had a long winter sleep. He's just woken up and is having a bad hair day (well, you try looking perfect when you've been asleep for four months!). He's also very hungry and in search of food. But every time he finds something to eat another creature gets there first. And when hedgehog himself becomes the target of a bigger animal's appetite, will his spikes save him from becoming someone else's breakfast? Rosie Wellesley's beautiful illustrations capture all the joy and bounty of spring, its bright colours, optimism and hope.
Something is stirring in the dinosaur jungle - it's Itchy-saurus. His itchy, scratchy skin is making him bad-tempered. Can Doc Bill (the Platypus) help Itchy to calm down - perhaps with some lovely soothing cream? Rosie Wellesley's latest book is a tale packed with jokes and fun (and dinosaurs), but it also addresses a serious issue. Although we do not know if dinosaurs had eczema, 20% of children do, and this book is perfect for reassuring them that they are not alone.
Isaac, the lovable hedgehog, isn't sleepy. In fact, he's quite the opposite - he's wide awake and wants to play. However, autumn is coming and all his little friends want to go into hibernation. They are so sleepy and struggling to keep their eyes open! Isaac tries to call on everyone he knows, but the only person who will play with him is an invisible friend. Will the games with his friend be enough to tire him out for a long, long sleep? From the author of The Very Helpful Hedgehog.
A gentle soothing story for young children at bedtime with lovely soft artwork by the popular illustrator of The Very Helpful Hedgehog and The Very Best Sheepdog. Eva drifts off to sleep with her favourite teddy bear. When she wakes in the night Bear is gone. She looks all over her room only to find that her teddy has turned into a real bear. Bear takes Eva on an adventure around the town at night. They play, have fun and see other children with their animals while they are out. After rushing home before sunrise, Eva falls back to sleep. Was it all a dream?
Isaac is a hedgehog who has only ever been alone - and that is the way he likes it. One day an apple falls from a tree and sticks onto the spines on his back. He wiggles and jiggles, but he cannot get it off. As he struggles to remove the apple, help comes in the unexpected form of a donkey who cannot reach the apples which fall outside of his paddock. Isaac learns that it is better to have a friend and to be helpful than to be on your own all of the time.