The Bog Baby

When two small sisters go fishing in the magic pond, they find something much better than a frog or a newt: a bog baby. He’s little and blue with wings like a dragon, and the girls decide to make him their secret. Pssst! I won’t tell if you won’t! But the bog baby is a wild thing, and when he becomes poorly, the girls realise they must tell Mum. And she teaches them the greatest lesson of all – if you really love something, you have to let it go.

A touching and beautiful tale of magic, loss and friendship, which won the Booktrust Pre-School Award in 2008.

“A rather old-fashioned story, beautifully moving, which tells about friendship, family life and having to accept that animals have to live in different places” Wendy Cooling, Booktrust Award judge

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    Jeanne has won several awards including the Nestle Smarties prize for Tadpole’s Promise, the Portsmouth Children’s Book Prize for Dumb Creatures and Grandad and John and the Book Trust Early Years award for Bog Baby. She has also won Red House award twice for Who’s in the Loo? and Bottoms Up!, both illustrated by Adrian Reynolds.

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