Princess Poppy: Playground Princess

Princess Poppy: Playground Princess

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Poppy and Honey play together every break time until the day when Poppy decides to join the Blossom Tree Club. She simply can't wait to be one of the gang but Honey is not so keen, she is perfectly happy playing fairy princesses with Poppy. Things soon go wrong when the club members start picking on Honey and when they not only break the blossom tree but smash the school green house during Poppy's induction into the club. Find out what happens to the bullies - and whether Poppy will be brave enough to stand up for her best friend - in this delightful story, with a story CD read by Tamsin Grieg.show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 232 x 236 x 4mm | 158.76g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Picture Corgi
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • chiefly col. Illustrations
  • 0552561479
  • 9780552561471
  • 206,661

Review quote

"With soft pink pictures and a secret letter for the reader, these suit dainty little ladies down to the ground. The simple language and easy pace make them a good first read" * Junior * "A lovely series of picture books . . . based on reality rather than a fantasy kingdom which make her much easier to relate to. The adorable illustrations, coupled with innocent stories, makes these books ideal for reading aloud . . . Sure to become real favourites" * South Wales Argus * "Full of little girl appeal!" * Parents news * "At a time when small girls are being bombarded with lip-gloss and designer gear, these books are full of childish delight" -- Mary Arrigan * Irish Examiner *show more

About Janey Louise Jones

Janey was born in Edinburgh and grew up by the seaside just outside the city. Janey published the first two Princess Poppy books herself (with her own illustrations) and the books were so popular that Random House Children's Books soon bought the series and re-packaged the books. The series is now going from strength to strength, including picture books, novels for young readers, activity books and sumptuous gift books. Janey read English at Edinburgh University specializing in the Victorian novel. Following this she became a teacher - a career that she absolutely adored - and then, with her husband, set up The Jelly Club, which has become an extremely successful chain of children's activity centres in Scotland. She still very much enjoys visiting schools and talking to children to find out what they like doing and what makes them laugh. Janey and her husband live in Edinburgh with their three sons. Veronica gained a BA in Graphic Design at Bradford and Liverpool Polytechnic which led her into the world of greetings card design and then book illustration. Veronica says that her favourite thing about illustrating picture books is inventing characters and bringing them to life through her illustrations. Veronica lives and works in the small market town of Otley in West Yorkshire, and in her spare time she enjoys long-distance cycling in the Yorkshire Dales with her partner.show more

Review Text

"Full of little girl appeal!"show more

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4.2 out of 5 stars
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3 20% (1)
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