This is an every-kid story about managing shyness and being the best kind of friend you can be.
Henry Turnip has seven pairs of blue striped overalls, one for each day of the week. He likes television shows about the deep blue sea, strawberry jam sandwiches with the crusts cut off and reading indoors. Henry does not like too much of anything--too much noise, too many people or too much mess. Until he meets Reuben Moon. Reuben is an adventurer and the kind of friend who helps Henry feel a little braver and more confident. This is a story about finding a friend who likes you just the way you are but inspires you to try new things, too.
Chloe Jasmine Harris studied Fine Arts at the National Art school. Her style reflects her love for the outdoors and the little creatures she finds along the way. Chloe's debut picture book Maple was published in early 2019, and her artwork appears on many of the products at Monster Threads. You can see more of her work at ChloeJasmineIllustration.com and on Instagram, where she has thousands of followers.
Children aged two and over will adore this playful, inclusive and valuable story.
Books and Publishing
This charming story will enable children to laugh at Henry and his routines but smile with him as he widens his experiences of life after gaining a friend…Highly Recommended
I adore this book, Henry reminds me a little of myself and would be relatable to many readers. The traditional watercolour illustrations make my heart sing, they show Henry and other loveable characters amongst bright but soft, beautifully detailed scenes. The text and illustrations perfectly suit each other. Henry Turnip feels like a classic with a beautiful message about friendship, life and the wonder of the unknown.
Kids Book Review
This is a gorgeous story about friendship, coming out of your shell and staying true to yourself, with vibrant, charming illustrations.
One More Page Podcast - Instagram
This is a heartwarming and sweet tale about overcoming shyness and building friendships, and is a perfect book for little school starters!
Little Library Owl - Instagram