Librio Library #5 – Hiding Heidi – Fiona Woodcock1 minute read
Why we chose it:
In August, we're releasing our new personalised picture book about two children playing hide-and-seek. It feels like a perfect time to feature this beautiful book by Fiona Woodcock about a little girl called Heidi who's a bit too good at playing hide-and-seek.
After a large push towards more digitally-created picture books, there’s a definite shift towards the good old hand-crafted methods and Fiona Woodcock is one of our favourite proponents of this modern classic style, combining "children's techniques that you used to do at school to create a book which feels fresh but somehow nostalgic at the same time.
This image of Heidi on the stairs is certainly reminiscent of Christopher Robin dragging Winnie The Pooh down the stairs, bump, bump, bump and beautifully captures childhood post-birthday-party blues - of course while hiding, because it's Heidi.
Kids will love:
Seeing Heidi in all her different outfits blending in to all types of background as well as, of course, imagining themselves playing hide-and-seek with their friends.
Adults will love:
The beautiful illustrations and fun interplay between the characters. Reminiscing about games of hide-and-seek gone by.
If you like this book:
Fiona Woodcock has a host of other beautiful picture books, both written herself and illustrated for other authors. You can find out more about her other books on her website.