WINNER - CAMBRIDGESHIRE 'READ IT AGAIN!' AWARD
NOMINATED - KATE GREENAWAY AWARD
A RED HOUSE ‘PICK OF THE YEAR’ BOOK 2006
“Wit and ingenuity sparkle off every page...both visually and verbally, this book is a delight” INIS
“a warm, bouncy story” BOOKTRUST
The sofa in Our Big Blue Sofa is based on a really old sofa that had once belonged to my wifes’s aunt and uncle, which was passed around the family and finally ended up with us. Sofas are at the heart of family life. But for kids a sofa is never just a sofa, it can be a giant elephant, a taxicab, a hot air-balloon, a submarine, a space rocket, a ship, or a crocodile, in fact anything their imagination wants it to be.
Although this is a fun, adventurous book it also deals with loss in a very gentle way. Jessy and Tom are devastated when the sofa breaks and then mysteriously goes missing, but as is often the way with kids, they soon bounce back!