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Sophie Allsopp has been a professional illustrator for more than 13 years. She has worked for many different clients, including the BBC, Kingfisher, Hodder, Templar, OUP, card companies and many others. Over this time her work has evolved, becoming fresher and more spontaneous, whilst retaining a strong emphasis on drawing.
The four sisters, each with a striking and strong character, between them represent any girls growing up at any time. Meg, the eldest, is sixteen and very pretty; fifteen year old Jo is a tomboy who loves reading; delicate, thirteen year old Beth plays the piano beautifully while twelve year old Amy, is pretty but a little bit selfish and indulged. How their sisters fill their time with creative activities and good work and how they all fall in love in their different ways with the boy next door is full of period charm as well as being totally topical and applicable for modern readers. ~ Julia Eccleshare This is a lovely gift edition of this much-loved classic, perfect to mark a special occasion. With illustrations throughout, the text is complete and unabridged and includes a biography of the author with links to find out more online.
Fifty Bible stories are retold here from both the Old and the New Testaments in this fine hardback with lovely, gentle watercolour illustrations throughout. Each story is prefaced with a one-line introduction explaining its place in the Bible, so children can gain a deeper understanding of the broader sweep and purpose of the Bible's stories as a whole. Glowing pencil and watercolour illustrations add to its charm and appeal, and is specially presented in a pink edition, to make a wonderful gift for a girl.
Mirror, mirror, on the wall, Who is the fairest of them all? Turn the pages of this gorgeous pop-up book and watch as the classic fairy tale magically comes to life. Join Snow White as she meets the seven dwarfs, takes a poisoned apple from the wicked witch, and is saved by a prince. A pleasure to share with little children, and a wonderful gift.
Accomplished author and illustrator team, Lois Rock and Sophie Allsopp, have come together again to create another beautiful Bible story collection. Twenty parables, widely loved for their insight and wisdom, are retold and illustrated with elegant pictures to make an anthology with a classic feel. Contents: The Sower, A Lamp Under a Bowl, The Mustard Seed, Hidden Treasure, A Perfect Pearl, The Man Who Had Everything, Rich Man Poor Man, The Great Feast, The Two Men at the Temple, The Unforgiving Servant, The Growing Seed, Wheat and Weeds, The Lost Sheep, The Runaway Son, Knock, Knock, Knocking, The Widow and the Judge, The Good Samaritan, The Two Sons, The Two Servants, The Two Builders.
Jesus came to teach people how to love. He came to heal us from everything that hurts us, and to fill our lives with joy, hope, forgiveness, and peace. And the more you get to know Jesus, the more you'll discover that this can be your life too. Easter Love Letters from God, written by Glenys Nellist and illustrated by Sophie Allsopp, guides children and families through Holy Week with seven beautifully illustrated Bible stories. Following each story the child will find his or her own letter from God. Children will love the excitement of opening the letters and parents will love how the letters elaborate on the Bible stories being told. Each message gives the child a sense of wonder as they discover what happened leading up to Jesus' resurrection on Easter Sunday. A very special Bible verse, entitled God's Wonderful Words to You will accompany each story and letter. Much more than a memory verse, each carefully chosen promise will be God's very own personal words of love, encouragement, and hope.
The Good Samaritan is one of a set of titles in the Candle Little Lambs series. These books are designed for children 2 and over, and the small format is great for toddlers. There are plenty of pictures for little ones to look at accompanying the simple retellings. The full series includes: Adam and Eve, Noah and the Ark, Joseph, Moses in the Bulrushes, Ruth and Naomi, Samuel, David and Goliath, Daniel and the Lions, Jonah and the Great Fish, Baby Jesus, Peter the Fisherman, The Good Samaritan, The Prodigal Son, Mary and Martha, The Lost Sheep, Zacchaeus, The First Easter, Paul.
One of Lion Children's Books' award-winning and most sophisticated gift Bibles now has its very own matching prayer book. Sophie Allsopp's distinctive and atmospheric illustrations accompany a collection of carefully chosen contemporary and classic prayers that provide inspiration and reassurance. Presented in a hardback cover with silver decoration on the cover and foiling on the title.
Mummy's tummy is growing round -- the new baby's coming. What will I do, I wonder, to welcome the new baby? As the seasons pass, Emma makes her own song from the sounds she hears, all to share with her new little brother when he finally arrives. This sweet, lyrical story is a celebration of sounds and seasons, nature and family. A beautiful, reassuring book, perfect for any child preparing for a new little sister or brother.
Margery Williams's tale of a velveteen rabbit who becomes Real through the love of a child is a timeless classic, as dearly beloved as the Velveteen Rabbit himself. It is lovingly abridged in this sumptuous new hardback edition, featuring Sophie Allsopp's beautiful, nostalgic illustrations.
Stuffed with sticker scenes, colouring in, horse drawing tips, puzzles, recipes for horse-themed parties, and even a guide to running your own gymkhana, this activity packed book also features the fantastic artwork of three top illustrators. Even the most fidgety horse-mad child will be absorbed for hours!
In this classic Hans Christian Andersen tale of devotion and bravery, a one-legged tin soldier falls in love with a beautiful ballerina, but a jealous jack-in-the-box pushes him out of the nursery window. The tin soldier travels in a paper boat, gets eaten by a fish and, returning to the nursery, is thrown into the fire by a little boy. As the ballerina follows him into the flames, the two can now play together forever.
This title, a follow-up to 'Dear God', takes a child through the year in prayers and quotations - hymns and poems that encourage them to count their blessings and appreciate their world through their faith. Aimed at children aged four and over, the book features ten prayers cards, one letter and a necklace.
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