Ash Dresses her Friends

Publisher: New Frontier Publishing

Ash the Magpie is lonely. Everyone thinks she is shy but the truth is, she is just quiet. After meeting a sad elephant, Ash makes him a shirt to cheer him up.

Making the shirt cheers her up too, and she has enough beautiful red fabric left to make clothes for lots of other animals. Ash’s creations make all the animals happy, and Ash has made lots of friends.

Beautiful illustrations are brought to life with a simple palette of black, white and red. Chinese culture is on display in the fabric Ash uses, the mandarin collars of her clothes and the inky nature of the drawings. It is a beautiful book to look at for any age, and the text is brief and simple enough for very young readers. The endpapers are a treat, too – a lovely gift for any art lover.

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