Clare and Michael Morpurgo's first ever book together is inspired by their childhood and shared love of the countryside. They both grew up in the countryside and enjoyed exploring their surroundings. The story is about young girl, Pippa - and follows Pippa as she goes on her favourite walk around the village and country lanes. Each page is detailed with vivid illustrations and poems, which are all linked to the story. This is a beautiful book. It is put together a bit like a scrapbook and each page is a joy to discover. The text is handwritten and younger readers may struggle with it - I would say it's suitable for readers aged around 8-9 upwards, and adults will really love and appreciate this special book. The Illustrations are outstanding and captures the magic of nature and the countryside. All royalties received from Where My Wellies Take Me will be donated to Farms for City Children, a charity created by the Morpurgo's, and gives inner-city children the chance to experience life on a farm.
My daughter read this first and loved the simple story, more than that, after reading she loved looking at the illustrations, which have such energy and fluidity, really captivating, recommended and a hit!