Mandy Sutcliffe - Belle & Boo and the Very Merry Christmas - Hachette Children's Group

Belle & Boo and the Very Merry Christmas

By Mandy Sutcliffe

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  • £6.99

Boo the bunny learns that Christmas is a time for sharing as well as presents in this enchanting seasonal story from Belle & Boo.

Enter the charming world of Belle and Boo, a bob-haired little girl and her adorable bunny friend. Follow the adventures of this curious pair as they enjoy the simple pleasures of childhood, drawing us into a magical world of imagination and discovery.

It's almost Christmas Day. Time to decorate the tree, hang up stockings and bake delicious treats. Boo thinks the best thing about Christmas is the presents waiting for him under the tree. But, with a little help from his friend Belle, Boo learns that kindness and sharing will make for the merriest Christmas of all.

This delightful tale with vintage-inspired illustrations is perfect for fans of Beatrix Potter and Winnie-the-Pooh.

Biographical Notes

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 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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  • ISBN: 9781408320914
  • Publication date: 04 Sep 2014
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Orchard Books
Mandy Sutcliffe's stories and illustrations are so fantastic and timeless that it's sure to become a children's favourite for years to come. — Read It Daddy!
Beautifully illustrated, old-fashioned tale. — The School Run
Kindness and sharing are what make the day so special, as Boo learns in this beautifully illustrated, old-fashioned tale — TheSchoolrun.com
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