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Pip and Posy: The Friendly Snail

Written by Camilla Reid

Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Part of the Pip and Posy Series

Early Years Stories about Animals Bedtime Stories for Children Gardening

LoveReading View on Pip and Posy: The Friendly Snail

Sweetly observed, gorgeously illustrated toddler fun

Pip and Posy are enjoying the garden in their different ways. Pip is doing some gardening, Posy is having fun. For Posy, having fun means making noise, lots of it, which doesn’t go down well with Pip’s new friend, a snail – poor Posy! Except that, when the snail urgently needs some help, Posy is just the person to supply it.  It’s a funny, beautifully observed story about difference, individuality – and the near-impossibility of being quiet if you’re someone like Posy (and lots of little readers will be). As ever, Axel Scheffler’s illustrations are full of vitality and detail. Pip’s snail is wonderfully expressive, in or out of his shell, and the garden they all share is bright, colourful and welcoming. A perfect book to share with the under-fives.

Andrea Reece

Pip and Posy: The Friendly Snail Synopsis

The much-acclaimed toddler book series from The Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler.

Pip and Posy are spending a lovely afternoon outside, but while Pip wants to do some quiet gardening, Posy wants to have fun playing noisy games. When Posy's racket frightens Pip's new snail friend back into its shell, Pip gets cross. Oh dear! But then a big, greedy bird tries to take Pip's snail, and it turns out Posy's loud voice can be quite useful, after all!

Simple but engaging stories which reflect the ups - and downs - of toddler life. Major new animation series launching on Milkshake in 2021.

Pip and Posy are best friends - they love to play, and make things, and have fun. But just occasionally they get cross or sad, and sometimes things go wrong that are beyond their control. And that's when kindness and understanding - and a cuddle - make everything better.

There are loads of titles to collect . . . The Super Scooter, The Big Balloon, The Bedtime Frog - and many more!

Book Information

ISBN: 9781788008303
Publication date: 4th March 2021
Author: Camilla Reid
Illustrator: Axel Scheffler
Publisher: Nosy Crow Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Year Groups: Early Years
Topics: Animals, Bedtime Reading, Gardening

About Camilla Reid

Formerly the Editorial Director of Campbell Books, Camilla Reid has had many years experience of conceiving and writing novelty books. She is now the Editorial Director of Nosy Crow, an independent children’s book publisher and is also the author of The Littlest Dinosaur and the Naughty Rock. As a mum of two small girls herself, she has gained a whole new insight into the peculiar, but charmingly picky, world of toddlers. Camilla lives in North London.  

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