Stories Aloud
Publication date: 04 Apr 2019
ISBN: 9781788001991
Size: 290 x 250 mm
Length: 32 pages

Have You Seen My Blankie?

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Someone’s taken Princess Alice’s super-snuggly blankie, and she MUST get it back!

Where could Alice’s special blanket be? Her brother doesn’t have it and neither does the giant OR the witch. Finally Alice finds her special snuggly in the arms of a sleepy dragon, but he looks so sad when she takes it back. She knows she must find him something just as cosy, soft and warm to cuddle. But what could that be . . .?

All children know the importance of that VERY special snuggly toy or blanket for bedtime, and will adore this fabulous, rhyming tale by Lucy Rowland, featuring a princess protagonist, an adorable dragon and a cast of favourite fairy tale characters. With a ‘there and back again’ journey narrative, this picture book is perfect for fans of The Gruffalo. Super-talented Paula Metcalf’s characterful and friendly artwork bring this funny adventure to life.

Lucy Rowland is a children’s speech and language therapist has written many picture books including the highly successful Pirate Pete and His Smelly Feet and Little Red Reading Hood.

Paula Metcalf has been illustrator-in-Residence at the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, and has created many books for children, including Nothing Can Frighten a Bear, Rabbits Don’t Lay Eggs! and Mabel’s Magical Garden.

Every Nosy Crow paperback picture book comes with a free ‘Stories Aloud’ audio recording – just scan the QR code and listen along!

Stories Aloud

All of our paperback picture books come with a free Stories Aloud audio reading.

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“Muted mixed-media cartoon illustrations create rich backstories for each character combined with a sophisticated, smoothly reading rhyme scheme to produce a fast-moving friendship story that problem-solving young children will appreciate.”

– Kirkus Reviews (US)

“Lucy Rowland is fast becoming a rhyming master in the league of Julia Donaldson […]  a joy to read aloud.”

My Book Corner (blog)

“A felicitous collaboration, an enormously successful mix of words and pictures: in short, a super read-aloud picture book to enjoy especially just before snuggle up time.”

– Red Reading Hub (blog)

“The rhyme makes this a pleasure to read aloud and the illustrations bring the words to life beautifully.”

“……will empower others to consider both their own rights and their ability to help others no matter what their size.”

The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (US)

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