Belle & Boo and the Goodnight Kiss
By Mandy Sutcliffe
A warm and reassuring bedtime story from Belle and Boo.
It's bedtime for Belle and Boo. Time for a bath, time for milk and cookies, time for a story. But when Boo decides it's time to hide, he almost misses the most important part of bedtime.
This is the second delightful picture book starring Belle and Boo, a bob-haired little girl and her adorable bunny friend. Follow their adventures as they explore the simple pleasures of childhood, drawing the reader into a magical world of imagination and discovery. This charming tale with vintage-inspired illustrations is perfect for
fans of Beatrix Potter, Winnie the Pooh and Milly-Molly-Mandy.
Mandy Sutcliffe was born in Stockport and loved drawing from an early age. She studied illustration at Leeds University, spending part of her degree course based in Paris. During this time, Mandy spent hours drawing and painting in Parisian parks, inspired by the world around her. It was while she was in Paris that Mandy first heard the name 'Belle' and began to develop the little girl character who would go on to star in her stories.
Mandy has drawn on her own childhood memories to create the world of Belle and Boo, basing many of their adventures on her own experiences. She wants to create a world that captures all the freedom of childhood; a timeless world of fun, exploration and adventure.
Today, Belle and Boo is a successful international lifestyle brand with many different product ranges and over 500 stockists worldwide. Mandy lives in Bristol with her partner and their young twin sons, Ellis and Sam.
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04 Oct 2012
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Gorgeous artwork. The simple and sweet text made this story a pleasure to share. — Guardian
I'm a big fan of Belle & Boo and I get really excited every single time they come up with something new. — baby-jungle.com
A delightful depiction of the innocence and simplicity of childhood... the perfect bedtime story. — Parents In Touch
Mandy Sutcliffe's illustrations instantly draw in the reader. * * * * — Books For Keeps
Second delightful picture book following the bob-haired beauty and her adorable bunny friend. This charming tale of imagination and comforting childhood rituals is full of lovely illustrations. — Junior
Belle & Boo have completely won me over. They are adorable. A lovely, gentle story with a familiar bedtime routine that's perfect for sharing at bedtime. Simple perfection. — Child-Led Chaos
In beautiful pastel shades, Mandy Sutcliffe has created an endearing twosome. — Cork Evening Echo