For some people, ‘retirement’ is not quite the right word, and for Hillsborough Heights resident, Coralie Fennell, this would appear to be the case. This energetic lady has just published a delightful children’s book, Topsy Turvey, which was launched at the Village’s recent arts and crafts fair.
This delightful book, aimed at five-year-olds and upwards, describes what could happen if children are untidy. Its message is wonderfully delivered in verse, with that lilt upon reading that is reminiscent of favourite classics, and with the potential to become just as beloved.
Originally written and illustrated by Coralie 40 years ago for her two daughters, Topsy Turvey has an appealing ‘vintage’ charm, with that heirloom quality to it. A lovely, weighty feel, and unusual in that it is locally hand-made, the cover opens to reveal a beautiful, double-sided pop-up.
Topsy Turvey would make a perfect Christmas gift, though due to being hand-made is in limited supply. Orders can be placed by contacting the author at firstname.lastname@example.org