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The Whimsy Wood series, written by Sarah Hill and illustrated by Sarah Mauchline, is a series of 35 children’s books aimed at 5 – 8 year olds. The first set of stories all star Posie Pixie, a sweet little pixie known for her forgetfulness. The series aims to encourage children to interact with nature, and 10% of profits will be donated to The Wildlife Trusts, a UK organisation dedicated to protecting wildlife.
In Posie Pixie and the Lost Matchbox, the second book in the series, Posie Pixie sets off to look for a new bed fit for a pixie. Posie first visits the Woodland Store where she meets Mrs Scarlet the squirrel who suggests she go to Raspberry Rabbit’s burrow, which is full of treasures – surely she can find a new bed there! As Posie explores Whimsy Wood in search of the burrow, we meet a selection of small furry creatures who are bound to delight young readers.
The author, Sarah Hill, is a veterinarian, so it is fitting that the focus of Hill’s books should be the animals of Whimsy Wood, a magical place inspired by the forests near the author’s Wiltshire home. As part of Hill’s attempt to encourage children to care for their local environments, each story contains part of a map of Whimsy Wood which can be pieced together as more stories are read; children are also encouraged to expand the map themselves, using local outdoor areas – as well as their own imagination – as inspiration. Aside from promoting an engagement with nature, each story in the series contains a proverb, reinforcing a positive, moral message for parents to teach through the book. For The Lost Matchbox, ‘waste not want not’ wraps up a wonderful bedtime story that wistfully carries parent and child into the wonderful world of reading.
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