Age 7-9 | Paperback | 36 pages | 200 x 150mm
Publication October 2018 | ISBN 9781912654086
Rosie is given a sheepdog puppy to rear who looks and behaves differently to the other sheepdogs on the farm and is too friendly to herd the sheep. When she overhears her parents referring to her as their ‘little mistake’, her puppy teaches her that not all mistakes are bad in this charming story about belonging and finding your place.
The Little Mistake is one in a series of six illustrated short stories about young people growing up in the countryside.
Titles in the Country Tales series:
Nicola Davies is an award-winning author whose many books for children include Perfect (2017 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal Longlist), The Pond (2018 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal Longlist), the Shadows and Light series, The Word Bird, Animal Surprises, Into the Blue and The Secret of the Egg.
Cathy Fisher's first published books with Graffeg include Perfect, followed by The Pond, both written by Nicola Davies. Cathy has been a teacher and practicing artist all her life, living and working in the UK, Seychelles and Australia.
'Nicola Davies’s rich language and sweet story are perfectly complemented by Cathy Fisher’s beautiful drawings; the picture of Puppy and his other lying together is so sweet! Short and achievable, this book is one of a series of stories set in the countryside, perfect for engaging reluctant readers and book-lovers alike!’ North Somerset Teachers Book Award
'Nicola Davies has created another brilliant wildlife story for young readers in this part of a series of six beautifully illustrated books with Cathy Fisher. The story is ideal for upper primary readers, and, as ever, mixes a strong emotional connection with animals with fascinating detail.' BookTrust