Brambly Hedge - Poppy’s Babies (Brambly Hedge)

By Jill Barklem, Illustrated by Jill Barklem

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the miniature world of the mice of Brambly Hedge!

It was early summer in Brambly Hedge. Outside everything seemed quiet and peaceful, but inside the mill there was chaos. Poppy’s new babies were crying, Dusty’s mill was clattering and clouds of flour dust filled the air. This was no place to bring up a family. But what was to be done?

The mice of Brambly Hedge came up with a plan in no time at all, and even Wilfred managed to keep it a secret from Poppy, so that she had the most wonderful surprise on the babies’ Naming Day.

Format: Hardback
Ageband: to 5
Release Date: 08 May 2014
Pages: 32
ISBN: 978-0-00-193739-0
Jill Barklem was drawn to the natural world ever since childhood. While training as an illustrator at St Martin’s School of Art, her long journeys to college gave her time to escape into the imaginary world of a colony of mice, later to be developed as the delightful miniature world of Brambly Hedge. Jill passed away in 2017 but her legacy lives on in these enchanting tales.

”'…the most researched-crammed fantasy ever set before small children…” - Sunday Times Magazine

”'Spring Story, Summer Story, Autumn Story and Winter Story are beautiful tales…nostalgic Mums can enjoy them with their own kids.” - The Sun (Natasha Harding)

”'Incredible illustrations…” - @father_of_daughters, Instagram

”'If I [were] a mouse, this is where I’d wanna live” - @britneyspears, Instagram