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Marvellously independent, confident and full of optimism, little Edie strides across the pages of this lovely book and straight into readers’ hearts. In bright, busy scenes we see her helping her family by waking everyone up nice and early, organising mummy’s office, keeping her little brother in hand, giving grandpa a stylish new hairstyle. Her enthusiasm and energy are almost boundless, and sometimes she has to be reminded not to be quite so helpful… Lots of little children will recognise themselves or their siblings in this little whirlwind of a girl; even when her good intentions go awry Edie is a happy, lively, lovable presence in her family’s lives, and watching her in action is a tonic. Let’s hope this is the first of many books starring Edie. ~ Andrea Reece
A message from Sophy Henn: Edie just sort of popped into my head, pretty much fully formed. I think she is an amalgamation of lots of little girls, the ones who lead from the front in the playground/at nursery. There are always characters who are VERY busy, organising everyone and helping out whether you want them to or not. I love that spirit and can do attitude, which doesn’t often last in such an undiluted form once peer pressure and self-awareness kick in. I wanted to celebrate it and its unfailing positivity.
Hello! My name is Edie. I am EVER so helpful. In fact I think helping is one of the things I AM best at. Edie certainly is a very good helper, whether it's helping Mummy wake up bright and early, helping Daddy to get everything at the shops or helping her little brother with sharing and knowing what's what.
Edie is a stunning, stylish picture book with retro colours and a character who will appeal to generations of children. It’s a joy to read aloud and will help children learn some valuable life lessons along the way, with plenty of scope for chats about helping, being kind, sharing, and what to do when things don’t go as planned!
Publication date: 02/02/2017
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||2nd February 2017|
|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