Today is the Spring Equinox, which means Spring has officially sprung, and we’re heading for SUMMER. Whoopee!
I love this time of year – it feels so hopeful. Sprouting seeds, buds on the trees, lambs in fields, eggs in nests, baby animals galore… it’s a time for new life and fresh projects.
Do you have a new plan, idea or dream which needs nurturing, watering and growing?
My own ‘spring baby’ is my new novel for 9-11 years – How Not to Be Weird (Piccadilly Press) – which will launch into the world on April 7th (more on this in my next post). Other new projects: writing books for 5-8 year olds, learning to grow herbs, and walking more (getting of my bottom).
So now, in honour of the spring and all things young and tender, I thought I’d give you a list of books with bouncing BABIES in them…
The Year of the Rat by Claire Furniss. 15 year Pearl has to help look after her new baby sister when her mum dies. Brilliant, funny and moving. A YA book.
The Giant Baby by Allan Ahlberg – a total classic. Full of hilarious scrapes and very big booties.
Greenling by Levi Pinfold – a picture book for all ages. A beautiful, chubby-cheeked, green baby lets loose the power of nature across the land. Surreal and enchanting.
Little Celeste – my own novel for 9-11 year olds about a girl who finds a strange, lavender-eyed baby on her bed – arrived from nowhere. Is it a fairy, an angel, or just a dream? But the baby’s nappies are real enough, and she needs feeding NOW…