On Sudden Hill Words by Linda Sarah, illustrated by Benji Davies, published by Simon and Schuster Children's Books
This is a perfect picture book, with all the ingredients that our toddler loves: Beautiful and sweeping illustrations with great attention to tiny details, combined with challenging words that hold her attention through a current of rhythm and verve.
It's an ideal book for small children wanting to explore their imaginations through adventure, and to help explain new emotions, such as the push and pull of friendships.
Like other books featured on this site, it's a book that seamlessly matches its words to its illustrations. It's hard to imagine any better partnership for Linda Sarah's musical, evocative words, than the drawings of Benji Davies (our toddler adores "The Storm Whale" too).
With many thanks to Linda Sarah for allowing use of the book's cover image with this review
Feedback from the authors:
@Benji_Davies said: @Books4MyToddler @simonkids_UK @travelandsing thanks for the lovely review!
@travelandsing (Linda Sarah) said: @Books4MyToddler @simonkids_UK @Benji_Davies Thank you SO much for a gorgeous review. The box-tree-house-post-office... made me so happy!