The first picture book from "Belle & Boo", an established, popular and successful international brand in merchandising, homeware, clothing and apparel. The characters are a bob-haired little girl and her bunny friend, and exude charm and childhood innocence which is captured in this first in a planned range of books.
Mandy Sutcliffe was born in Stockport and loved drawing from an early age. She studied illustration at Leeds University, spending part of her degree course based in Paris. During this time, Mandy spent hours drawing and painting in Parisian parks, inspired by the world around her. It was while she was in Paris that Mandy first heard the name 'Belle' and began to develop the little girl character who would go on to star in her stories.Mandy has drawn on her own childhood memories to create the world of Belle and Boo, basing many of their adventures on her own experiences. She wants to create a world that captures all the freedom of childhood; a timeless world of fun, exploration and adventure. Today, Belle and Boo is a successful international lifestyle brand with many different product ranges and over 500 stockists worldwide. Mandy lives in Bristol with her partner and their young twin sons, Ellis and Sam.
A gentle book that my little girl will enjoy for a few years to come, and one that she is keen for me to read over and over again. -- Mother and Baby A sweet and charmingly illustrated story. -- Baby & Me This charming picture book looks to become popular and successful. -- Books For Keeps Enchanting characters. -- Baby London Delightful, and it certainly won't be a chore to read and re-read again! -- Bookbag A lovely feel to the book... delightful! -- parentsintouch.co.uk