The High Street by Alice Melvin

Mo sent me an email last week with a short message: Alice Melvin’s newest book, The High Street, is so beautiful, I must check it out! She finished her email saying ‘I wish all High Streets were like that’.  I immediately purchased the book from Amazon, and waited eagerly for it to arrive.

‘The High Street’ tells the story of a girl named Sally who walks to the high street with a list of ten items she must buy. She visits the pet shop, the tea shop, the grocer, etc., gathering the items on her list. Each page is a lift-the-flap page and reveals an inside look into the shop, and all the lovely things Sally can buy. The charming illustrations are so detailed, each shop a true treasure… and it really does make you wish all high streets were (still) like this.

x Courtney

p.s. If you’re wondering why you haven’t heard from Mo in a while, it’s because she is taking a (hopefully brief) blogging break while she awaits the birth of her third baby (due in February!). xx

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4 COMMENTS - Add your own

1. Nie-Nie | January 12, 2012 | Reply

That’s amazing because I went to London with my family during Christmas holidays and found this book for my son. I soon I saw it I loved it.! We came back to France and we read almost everyday. It’s a great book and I was wondering if there are others books from the same author… Thank you!

2. Courtney in London | January 13, 2012

Nie-Nie,
Isn’t it SUCH a beautiful book?! Alice Melvin has written/illustrated two other books. A counting book and an A-Z book. Both are available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/mn/search/?_encoding=UTF8&x=0&tag=babyccino-21&linkCode=ur2&y=0&camp=1634&creative=19450&field-keywords=alice%20melvin&url=search-alias%3Daps

xx C

3. Nie-Nie | January 16, 2012 | Reply

Thank you so much, I’m going to check it on Amazon.

Love your blog!

4. It’s Friday! | January 27, 2012 | Reply

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