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.