Iggy and Me and The Happy Birthday
Jenny Valentine, Read by Charlotte Strevens

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Narrated By: Charlotte Strevens

Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes

What to expect

The second of a new series of young fiction by Jenny Valentine, winner of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize for her debut novel, Finding Violet Park.

More funny and endearing family stories featuring the the irrepressible 5-year-old IGGY as seen through the eyes of her big sister Flo, the ME of the title.

Whether learning to swim, or playing at home, going on a day trip or baking birthday cakes, Iggy and Flo add sparkle to everyday activities.

Each chapter is a complete and satisfying story in its own right, perfect for newly-confident readers to enjoy alone, or for reading aloud at bedtime.

Illustrated throughout in with black & white line drawings by Joe Berger, who was nominated for the Booktrust Early Years Award for his picture book, Bridget Fidget.

Genre

Children's / Teenage: Family & home stories, Children's / Teenage: Humorous stories

Listen to a sample

Praise for Jenny Valentine:

‘Valentine has the essential storyteller's gift of making you want to read on - and to know more even after the book is finished.’ Guardian

‘The award-winning Valentine has a keen eye for the idiosyncrasies of young children, and the rhythms of family life.’ The Bookseller

‘[Valentine] has a wonderful ability to take readers right into the hearts and souls of her central characters, and reading her is always a truly vicarious experience.’ The Bookbag

Praise for Iggy and Me and the Happy Birthday:

‘Jenny Valentine’s Iggy and Me books are an absolute delight. They’re brimming with heart, with gentle humour, with fun and happiness… They’re simple stories, brilliantly told. Highly, highly recommended.’ The Bookbag

‘This book with a mixture of lively text and humorous illustration, is an excellent choice for children to join in.’ Carousel

Praise for Iggy and Me:

‘Warm and funny and ideal for bedtime reading - either aloud or by newly confident readers on their own.’ The Scotsman

‘A My Naughty Little Sister for the current generation. Great for young readers.’ Literacy Time PLUS

‘An utterly charming new series for newly confident free readers in the vein of My Naughty Little Sister. Heavenly illustrations.’ Angels & Urchins

‘Funny and endearing, each chapter is a complete story in its own right, perfect for newly confident readers to enjoy alone, or for reading aloud at bedtime. Humorously illustrated, too, it is a joy.’ Liverpool Echo

‘Here is a fantastic book that is full of fun.’ Families Magazine