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My Very Own Space


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Pippa Goodhart is an award winning bestselling author, known for the Winne the Witch series and her collaborations with Nick Sharratt. She currently teaches at Cambridge University's Institute for Continued Education. Rebecca Crane was born in Aberdeen and now lives in Australia. She studied illustration at Edinburgh University, followed by an MA in Character Animation at Central Saint Martins in London (graduating in 2015). Her work so far has been a combination of freelancing, teaching illustration to high school students and backstage work at a number of art festivals and theatres. Among her inspirations are folktales from Scandinavia and the Scottish and Irish coastlines.



[...] the uncomplicated text and the humorous art combine to create a story appealing to all. [...] A sweetly balanced affirmation of the child's right to space.
--Kirkus Reviews [...] affectionately explores the way children handle seesawing emotions and competing desires for privacy and companionship.
--Publisher's Weekly [Rebecca Crane's] warm palette and round, expressive bunny characters flop pleasantly around the pages, and almost every scene is crowded with rabbits engaging in a wide variety of activities. Little ones who crave privacy will relate to Jack's plight, and his ultimate realization that company can be nice, too, is a lovely lesson.
--Booklist A particularly great read for children welcoming a new sibling, or starting school or nursery, Rebecca Crane's colourful illustrations have plain backgrounds, so can easily feel relevant to a child's own scenario. [...] fun and thoughtful [...]
--The Guardian Tackling the traditional out and back quest for personal identity in a relatable, tangible and enjoyable representation, Goodhart's and Crane's My Very Own Space is a super-engaging and thoughtful book, just fine for a quick and casual read, but better for a lingering one.
--New York Journal of Books The perfect book for everyone that sometimes needs a little quiet and their own space.
--Jesica DeHart, The Wandering Bookseller What a little rabbit wants a space all his own, he creates a very big circle around himself to keep everyone out. Does it work? Does this make rabbit happy? With great text and illustrations this will be a fun book to read at storytime.
--Nanci Booher, Multnomah County Library

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