“Another strong tale of friendship and making up with two adorable characters.” – Together /Children’s Buyer’s Guide “Perfect bedtime reading” – I Love You, Muddy Bear / Bookbag “Funny and involving treatment of a familiar domestic drama.” – I Love You, Muddy Bear/ Bournemouth Daily Echo “Painted in glowing slabs of colour, this atmospheric picture book mixes dream with reality in a memorable style all of its own” – Where the Fairies Fly / Junior “The shimmering ilustrations have a touch of magic.” -Where the Fairies Fly/The Childrens Bookseller “Simmons’ illustrations are rich with sweeping brushstrokes and expression, clever use of close-ups and panoramic views.” Far Away Fairies Fly / Junior “A gorgeously cosy tale . . . makes you just want to snuggle and cuddle up together.” – Little Fern’s First Winter/Junior
Ebba the baby elephant doesn’t like being the smallest elephant in her group. When she meets Tiny the mouse, though, Ebba realises that it’s not how big you are on the outside that matters! A beautifully illustrated story by well-known children’s book author Jane Simmons.
• Ebba the baby elephant doesn’t like being the smallest elephant in her group. When she meets Tiny the mouse, though, Ebba realises that it’s not how big you are on the outside that matters! A beautifully illustrated story by well-known children’s book author Jane Simmons.
• Blue/Band 4 books offer longer, repeated patterns with sequential events and integrated literary and natural language.
Matty Takes Off! A delightful pair of bear siblings, Matty and Milly make a delightful duo. (Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading4kids ) The peaceful resolution made this a lovely ‘just before bedtime’ book to share. (Carousel ) Matty in a Mess Simmons’ painterly illustrations strengthen the story with their bright, vibrant colours for the characters in contrast to more muted shades for the background. (Books for Keeps ) The team of Miriam Moss and Jane Simmons create a second Matty and Millie story with Matty in a Mess when the neat and orderly one of the pair discovers the fun of an occasional relaxation of standards. (The School Librarian 20100701)