A charming collection of stories from celebrated storyteller Atinuke and with tender illustrations from Emily Hughes.
Beti lives in a little round house in the woods with Mam, Tad, Baby Jac, her cheeky goat Naughty and many other farm animals. Written in Atinuke’s rhythmic, heartfelt style and brought to life by Emily Hughes’ lush, warm illustrations, this exquisite collection of four stories centred around a strong-willed little girl is a celebration of having adventures with our friends in the lush wild with each changing season. Every page is rich in humour and filled with touching observations of the family’s wild and enchanting way of life. It is escapism at its finest and will inspire readers to reconnect with nature, to find happiness on their doorstep among the love of friends and family.
Atinuke was born in Nigeria and spent her childhood in both Africa and the UK. As a traditional oral storyteller, drawing upon her recent Yoruba ancestry, she visits schools and theatres all over the world. Atinuke is the author of the bestselling Anna Hibiscus fiction series, the Too Small Tola series, the No. 1 Car Spotter series, the non-fiction book Africa, Amazing Africa illustrated by Mouni Feddag and the picture books Baby Goes to Market, B Is for Baby, and Catch That Chicken! all illustrated by Angela Brooksbank. Atinuke supports the charity SOS Children’s Village. Visit her online at atinuke-author.weebly.com
Born in Hilo, Hawaii, Emily Hughes is a talented young illustrator who studied at The Arts University College Bournemouth and whose first picture book, Wild, was met to great acclaim. Inspired by picture book illustration from the 1960s and 1970s and Chinese cinema, Emily is quickly becoming renowned for the enchanting, atmospheric worlds she creates for her each and every character. She has illustrated A Brave Bear by Sean Taylor, Charlie and Mouse by Laurel Snyder and Everything You Need for a Treehouse by Carter Higgins. Find Emily online at e-hug.blogspot.co.uk and on Twitter as @plaidemily.