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Lily Gets Lost

By Jane Simmons

  • Paperback
  • £6.99

It's springtime, and Lily goes exploring - but where is Mamma?

Curious Lily meets all the farm animals but discovers that she's happiest with her mamma, in this gentle and reassuring story by the creator of the bestselling Daisy series.

Biographical Notes

Jane Simmons has tried her hand at landscape gardening, futon-making, basket-weaving and soft toy making, but only truly loves writing and illustrating children's books. She shot to fame with the success of her Daisy picture books, about an irresistible little duck. More success followed with Ebb and Flo, whose characters went on to star in an animated television programme. Jane is currently living in France.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781408318546
  • Publication date: 04 Apr 2013
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Orchard Books
Little ones will find this picture book gently reassuring as they explore and enjoy a newfound sense of discovery. — Red House Children's Book Award
A positive and noisy, interactive way of helping children test their feelings about separation. Little ones can also share [Lily's] sense of discovery and enthusiasm. — Teach Nursery
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