Age range: 2 to 4
The Story: Pip has a new scooter and he can do tricks with it. When Posy takes Pip’s scooter without asking she gets hurt. Pip is upset but he forgives her, helps to sort out her cut knees and they are soon friends again.
This is a great first storybook for toddlers written and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, well known as the illustrator of The Gruffalo. It has very little text and fabulous, colourful pictures. The familiar subjects of sharing toys, asking before you borrow something and friendship are dealt with in a very gentle way and children will easily empathise with both characters.
There are other books in the Pip and Posy series. Pip and Posy and The Little Puddle was much more effective as a potty training book than any of the others that I bought! My review of Pip and Posy: The Little Puddle is on Nosy Crow’s blog.
Author / Illustrator – Axel Scheffler