Pip comes to Posy’s house to play, and they have a lovely time. But Pip is having such fun he forgets he needs a wee. Posy mops it up, and lends him clean clothes to wear, and next time Pip needs a wee he does it in the potty all by himself.
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Kate says: “Camilla and I have long wanted to create a series that deals with the intense emotions of toddler life. We wanted to come up with a pair of animals with whom little children could identify, and we couldn’t think of anyone who could create more expressive animals than Axel. Nosy Crow is incredibly proud to be working with an illustrator of such stature.”
Axel says: “I’m looking forward to working on a series of simple books for very young children – I have a two year-old myself. I am also looking forward to working with Nosy Crow: what they are doing is brave and exciting. And, of course, I’ve known and worked with Kate for well over twenty years.”
“They had such fun roaring that Pip forgot he needed a wee.
Soon there was a little puddle on the floor. Oh dear!
“Never mind, Pip,” said Posy.
Posy gave Pip some of her clothes to wear and they spent the rest of the day painting pictures.”
“A sweet story of friendship and understanding written and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Full of interest, bright colours and expressive faces, this is an ideal book to read to young children … As well as enjoying the story, children will like noticing all the extra details. And with its padded cover and sturdy binding it is a book that wil last as well as a story that will endure.”
“Full of lovely detail, this is a delightful story about being brave and taking turns.”
“My three-year-old loves this reassuring series of the emotional highs and lows of toddler life … a great starting point for discussing issues like sharing and fears for young children.”
“Another wonderful story in the world of Pip and Posy! … I love how applicable this series is to young kiddos, specifically toddlers & preschool age children. In both of the books we’ve read thus far the characters are in everyday situations that have been, in our experience, things happening in their lives right now.”
“A gentle story for the very young about being brave and taking turns.”
“In Axel Scheffler’s sweet story, a rabbit named Pip is zipping through the park on his scooter when he meets his mouse friend, Posy, who wants to try Pip’s scooter. The distress we see on Pip’s face will resonate with any child who has ever been in his position: Your friend may really like your toy, but you really, really don’t want her to take it! […] The final scenes of reconciliation bring these stressful events to a gentle, age-appropriate conclusion.”
“The delightful Pip and Posy picture books deal with the dramas of toddler life. The two are best friends and have fun but sometimes, just like any other toddler, they get cross and sad. It takes friendship, sharing and understanding – and a cuddle – to make things better […] Children aged two to five, and their parents, will recognise their own emotional roller-coasters in these stories.”
“Scheffler’s illustrations are full of comfort and gentle humour.”
“Scheffler’s talent at portraying the trials and tribulations of early childhood in this series is second to none.”
“He has enchanted children all across the world with his modern classic The Gruffalo, the tale of a mouse who manages to outwit his adversaries. Now author and illustrator Axel Scheffler is set to do it all over again with his latest book aimed at the under-fives.”
“There is something so familiar and reassuring about Axel’s illustrations and the gentle drawings of green parks and blue skies reassure that when it comes down to it…it’s the simple things in life that matter.”
“An ideal story, sensitive yet matter-of-fact, to read to children when they are having problems sharing and saying sorry. The text is simple and the illustrations have just the right amount of detail to keep little ones interested without being overwhelmed.”
“These simple stories are simultaneously cosy and reassuring while celebrating the growing independence of the young. Perfect for one to three year olds.”