Author(s): Mairi Hedderwick
The Peebles family have just moved house and there's a lot to be done. Much to his annoyance, Peedie Peebles is not, under any circumstances, allowed near any of the pots of paint. But as we follow the Peebles around their new home and each room is painted a different colour, the temptation proves just too much for naughty Peedie Peebles. And the end result is certainly colourful - if a bit chaotic. Mairi Hedderwick perfectly captures the child's-eye view in this endearing picture book, which will help the youngest child to see the fun - and results - of paint mixing.
"Charming' - Daily Telegraph Hilarious ... Young children will be amazed and delighted' - Books for Your Children
Mairi Hedderwick was born in Gourock, Scotland. At seventeen she took a job as a mother's help on the Isle of Coll in the Hebrides, beginning a life-long love affair with islands and their small communities. Her children were brought up there and now some of her grandchildren. Mairi's island world is delightfully reflected in the imaginary island of Struay where her perennially popular Katie Morag stories are set. As well as creating children's books Mairi writes and illustrates travel books for adults, including Highland Journey and Sea Change (Birlinn 2009). She also illustrated the acclaimed Janet Reachfar books, which are published by Birlinn. She continues to live on Coll.