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In Pom Pom Sophy Henn has created another endearing little character all parents and children will recognise. After beating his mummy at a board game, Pom Pom decides he likes being the winner, and that from now on he’ll win at everything. For a while he does, though his winning streak isn’t much fun for mum or his little brother. When games in the park with friends prove that no-one can win everything, Pom Pom has a massive tantrum and stomps off to play on his own! Pom Pom’s range of emotions are crystal clear in Sophy Henn’s distinctive illustrations, and his adventures provide parents and children with lots to discuss and to giggle about too. ~ Andrea Reece
Sophy says : Pom Pom was inspired by real-life events – a very lovely and sweet little girl was having a bit of a moment and stomping around the house telling everyone to ‘Go away!’ She was very persistent and eventually everyone did.
As soon as she realised she had succeeded, she got a bit worried and a bit sad. I found this incredibly endearing and a little bit funny, and the idea of Pom Pom Gets The Grumps came from that. It really reminded me how tough it is to be a toddler, all those new emotions and situations you have to try to fathom all the time. And if I'm honest I want to hurl myself on the floor and yell after 20 minutes in the supermarket, but as a ‘grown up’ I mask it and carry on to the biscuit aisle.
The return of the brilliant Pom Pom from exciting new author and illustrator talent, Sophy Henn, creator of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize Shortlisted, Where Bear?
When Pom Pom Panda doesn't know what to do with himself, his mum suggests a game and Pom discovers just how much he likes to WIN! A funny and sweet take on how it's not always about being the best, that will strike a chord with parents and young children alike.
|Publication date:||3rd September 2015|
|Publisher:||Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers|
|Other Categories:||Illustrator of the Month|
Sophy Henn lives and works in Sussex, England. She studied Fashion at Central Saint Martins, accidentally had a London based career as an Art Director in advertising, then completed an MA at University of Brighton in Illustration. Now she writes and illustrates children's books in her studio, with a large cup of tea by her side, and can't quite believe her luck. Where Bear? was her very first book and since then she has created the wonderful panda character called Pom Pom. She has been nominated for the Greenaway Medal for Where Bear? 2015 and was shortlisted for the AOI Illustration ...More About Sophy Henn