A Practical Present for Philippa Pheasant

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$18.99  $17.66
Candlewick Press (MA)
Publish Date
8.4 X 10.7 X 0.4 inches | 0.79 pounds

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About the Author
Briony May Smith grew up in Sandhurst in Berkshire, England, playing with her younger brother and sister. She is the illustrator of many books, including Stardust by Jeanne Willis and Tooth Fairy in Training by Michelle Robinson. Her work is inspired by fairy tales, folklore, and life in the country. Briony May Smith lives in Devon, England.
The story's pace is steady­, never rushed, but always gives kids time to explore the details within the illustrations. . . With a pleasing story and engaging illustrations, this picture book is a pleasure to read aloud.

This will appeal to audiences that want the feeling of a quaint English fairy tale. . . .Traditional storytelling taken off the beaten path.
--Kirkus Reviews

Philippa Pheasant demonstrates the "power of one" to a small community in this heartwarming story. . . will endear readers as they learn that anyone, regardless of age, can be a part of the solution when confronting community needs. This is the perfect choice to begin a classroom discussion on citizenship and community activism.
--School Library Connection

Smith's appealing and uplifting story shows how one individual, even a small one, can make a difference. . . the mixed-media illustrations in mainly browns and greens depict an idyllic countryside setting. The skillful variation of spot art, full-page illustrations, and spreads helps build excitement.
--The Horn Book