Have You Seen My Blankie? (Hardcover)
This charming rhyming tale, perfect for a bedtime story, features a princess protagonist, an adorable dragon, and a cast of favorite fairy-tale characters.
Princess Alice has lost her very precious blankie, and she must find it before bedtime! But her brother doesn't have it, and neither do the giant or the witch. Finally Alice discovers her special snuggly in the arms of a sleepy dragon. But he looks so sad when she takes it back that she knows she must find something just as cozy, soft, and warm for him to cuddle. But what could that be?
About the Author
Lucy Rowland works as a speech and language therapist for children. Her experience and passion for her work prompted her to make the leap into writing picture books. When she’s not daydreaming about story ideas, reading A. A. Milne, or thinking up new rhymes, she enjoys backpacking, baking, and long walks on the beach. Lucy Rowland lives in London.
Paula Metcalf has been writing and illustrating for a very long time. Her parents still own a poem she wrote and illustrated when she was four years old. She went on to study illustration and was the first illustrator-in-residence at the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre. She lives in Cambridge, England.
Metcalf’s loose, friendly black outlines, googly eyes, and gentle mixed media stylings keep the tone light even as the story heads for potentially emotionally charged territory. The exaggerated contrast between diminutive Alice and the much larger witch, giant, and dragon emphasizes her pluck and will empower others to consider both their own rights and their ability to help others no matter what their size.
—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books