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.
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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