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Readers everywhere will fall in love with Martha! Just like many little girls, she is brim-full of the excitement of starting school. Her own worry is that her little brothers will miss her! How busy, busy Martha manages to grow up and have her own fun at school, while never forgetting her lovely brothers and the fun they can have with her at home, is full of happiness and very touching about the importance of siblings of all kinds.
Author Clara Vulliamy says: "I'm interested in the real lives of real children, trying to shed some light on the kind of things (starting school, a new baby, a lost toy…) that seem ordinary from the outside but feel huge on the inside. I do think that children are very fascinating, and much braver than us grown-ups."
Starting school has never been so fun! The first in an exuberant, feel-good new series from Clara Vulliamy.
Young readers will adore helping Martha to choose what to wear and what to take to school in these sunshine-filled pages that weave together all the little details of Martha's life, with a charming story about sibling relationships and starting school.
I Heart School is pure sunshine in picture book format, every page will make you smile! The Big News in the launch title of this joy-filled new series is that it's Martha's first day of school! It's all so exciting! She needs to choose the perfect first-day-at-school outfit and decide what to pack in her new school bag, which is proving quite tricky! Trouble is, she may be able to take her snowdome and her fairy wings and her scooter, but she has to leave behind her two not-so-happy little bunny brothers! But Martha finds room in her school bag for a very special picture that the Happy Bunny Club has made especially for her and it's not long before she's back from school and Martha and her bunny brothers are reunited (in their secret den)! Hooray!
You can see a trailer here:
Praise for Small:
'For years, the matriarch of children's illustrations has been the prolific Shirley Hughes, and her daughter, Clara Vulliamy, proves her literary as well as literal heir!' - The Observer
'A magical tale with soft illustrations, reminiscent of Vulliamy's mother Shirley Hughes, creator of Alfie' - Junior
|Publication date:||29th March 2012|
|Publisher:||HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers|
Clara Vulliamy was born in London, the daughter of author and illustrator Shirley Hughes and her husband, John Vulliamy. She studied at Chelsea School of Art, The Ruskin and the Royal Academy. Clara started concentrating on writing and illustrating children's books when she had children of her own and has now written and illustrated many stories for children and babies. She lives in Twickenham, with her husband and their children Jack and Martha and three guinea pigs.More About Clara Vulliamy
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