ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Ed has a teddy, Lola a blanket, Penny her doll Elly, but Pipi has Little One, a well-loved soft doll. She shares everything with Little One, whose reassuring presence makes Pipi feel safe and understood. But one day, Little One is left behind in the park, and Pipi has to learn how to be brave by herself - and learns as well, that it's okay to miss her and that remembering brings her close. A gentle twist on the theme of the lost toy, reassuring and affirming, with soft and evocative pastel-hued, beautifully detailed illustrations. Would be the perfect book to talk about loss and change with a pre-schooler. Lindy
Jane Godwin is the highly acclaimed author of over twenty books for young people, across all styles and ages, including the recent Affirm Press bestseller Sing Me the Summer. Her work is published internationally and she has received many commendations. Jane is dedicated to pursuing quality and enriching reading and writing experiences for young people, whether it's as a writer, a publisher or a speaker/facilitator in schools. She lives in Melbourne. Gabriel Evans is a Western Australian children's book author and illustrator. Working from a small studio near a river, he makes his illustrations using watercolour and pencil. Little One is his first picture book with Affirm Press. Gabriel is an avid tea drinker and sketchbook scribbler.