A Practical Present for Philippa Pheasant

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A Practical Present for Philippa Pheasant
Written by Briony May Smith
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781536228489
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A Practical Present for Philippa Pheasant

author/illustrator: Briony May Smith

Philippa Pheasant lives in the woods near a village, and every afternoon she crosses Old Oak Road to peck at the delicious blackberries that grow on the other side. But every afternoon some vehicle whizzes past and nearly knocks her flat as a pancake. Philippa has had enough! Hedgehog suggests she write a letter to the mayor, and as Philippa waits for a response, she spots something interesting: a lady in a yellow uniform standing in the middle of the road. And all the cars are stopping! Inspired, Philippa sets out to make herself a bright outfit, complete with a sign, to become Old Oak Road’s very own crossing guard. Can she help all her critter friends safely find their way? Enchanting bucolic artwork enhances this sweet tale of changing the world for the better, one little crossing at a time.

A plucky pheasant is determined to make her forest home safer for all in this charming story for budding community activists.
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1536228486 /  9781536228489
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Picture Books / Hardback
age range:
3 yrs - 7 yrs
# of pages/size:
32 / 8 7/16" x 10 5/8"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 2
Animals; Lifestyles; Social Themes;
author’s comments:
Briony May Smith grew up in Sandhurst in Berkshire, England, playing with her younger brother and sister. She is the illustrator of many books, including Stardust by Jeanne Willis and Tooth Fairy in Training by Michelle Robinson. Her work is inspired by fairy tales, folklore, and life in the country. Briony May Smith lives in Devon, England.
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