I was rather excited to see a new book from Lisa Stickley arrive for us to review last week. We met Edith in her last book, Handstand, and she appears again in My New Room. Designer Lisa Stickley has a style that has already become instantly recognisable here and as soon as Little Miss C saw My New Room she went looking for our copy of Handstand to put with it on her bookcase.
In My New Room, much as the title suggests, it is time for Edith to move into a new bedroom with a “Big Bed”. It’s a step that many children go through, and sometimes it can be a bit of a scary one, especially if the move comes with the addition of a new brother or sister to the family. Edith’s toys are all on hand though to help her settle in and Gary Guardsman is the self appointed head of moving and room safety. One by one we’re introduced to Edith’s toys and where they are going to live in her her bedroom, and how they are going to play they part in making her feel at home there.
My New Room is a perfect, gentle and reassuring, story to help any child who may be feeling a bit anxious about moving in to a new bedroom, whether it be a different room in the same house, or even a new room in a totally new house. Once they have their toys and “friends” there to make them feel at home they will do so in no time at all. I’ve fallen in love with Lisa’s vintage-inspired illustrations and they give the book a really warm, familiar feel, especially if your child has already read Handstand. It’s a perfect addition to your child’s bookcase to help them with one of those big steps in childhood.
My New Room by Lisa Stickley. Published 11th May 2017 by Pavilion. Paperback £6.99. ISBN 9781843653271
Disclaimer: We were sent a copy of My New Room for the purposes of this review. All views and opinions remain my own. This post contains affiliate links.