FAVOURITE BOOKS

06/05/2015

We recently discovered the picture books of children’s author and illustrator, SOPHY HENN and overnight have become big, big fans! Her bright, bold, graphic style is an absolute delight to behold as much as her humorous heart-warming tales are sure to be appreciated by the grown ups as much as the kiddos.

 

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Sophy Henn’s debut book, WHERE BEAR? published by Puffin (2014) is a story all about friendship, growing up and putting others first. Told in a simple, minimalistic style, the story centers around a little boy and his bear finding a place to call home. The bear has grown too big and bearish to stay with the little boy anymore so they must find a place for him to live, but where bear? The rhythmic, rhyming and repetition of this gentle refrain makes it the perfect read-aloud book that will keep the littles hooked from start to finish. The cheerful illustrations are bright and modern and sure to captivate little imaginations long after the last page has turned.

 

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Here’s a few snaps of some of our favourite spreads…

 

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But our absolute favourite so far is Henn’s latest offering, the awesome, POM POM GETS THE GRUMPS published by Puffin (2015) which is a fresh and funny take on toddler tantrums. The hero of this story is an adorable but grumpy little Panda bear called Pom Pom who has a rather funny catchphrase to boot! Poor little Pom Pom begins his day by getting out on the wrong side of bed and then things go from bad to worse as nothings right and the disgruntled little panda bear haruumphs in despair at it all! Lots of giggles to be had as Pom Pom works through the grumps and at last we find out if he will ever get out from under his dark cloud … Anyone with a toddler is gonna absolutely love this story as it is instantly relatable, comical and extremely endearing. Stylistically its an absolute gem with its bold illustrations, vibrant colours and the textured cloth bound effect of the jacket making it one of my personal favourite picture books of all time!

 

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Here are some spreads showing off Pom Pom in all his grumpy glory…

 

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We were super excited to find out that a second helping of Pom Pom is on its way with, Pom Pom the Champion set to be published by Puffin in September 2015. Ohhhh we just can’t wait! HARRUMPH!

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