- “If you have a woods near you, take a walk there, maybe play in there for a bit. And maybe get something like a board game or something like that to help you cope.” Lincoln, 11, Sheffield
- “Resilience is the thing I've learned from my children the most,” says single mum Kerry. “They have just got on and embraced this situation.” Like other children, Isha, 7, and Lincoln, 11, have struggled with being out of school and separated from their friends, but they have found some ingenious ways to keep those friendships alive. Kerry explains: “Isha has got a friend who she videocalls every day for a couple of hours, and what they do is they get their dolls and they play!”
- This book is inspired by one family’s experience of lockdown in the English city of Sheffield. The woods at the end of Lincoln’s street are the perfect place for an adventure. During a long summer of family walks, Lincoln, his little sister Isha and their big dog Lola start exploring the woodland, and find something they never expected!
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Grown up's guide
Lincoln and Lola’s Big Adventure
Themes: Save the Children’s UK work / Children’s experiences of lockdown
Holly is a children’s author and illustrator based in the North East of England. Her debut picture book ‘15 Things Not to do with a Baby’ written by Margi McAllister, was nominated for The Kate Greenaway Medal in 2016, and listed as one of The Independent on Sunday’s ‘Top 15 Books of 2015’. She has now illustrated 15 picture book titles including her most recent publication ‘Karate Kids’, published by Walker Books.
Diversity in all its forms is something that is extremely important to Holly. This feeds into the stories that she tells and the characters that she creates. Her desire is for every child to see themselves in the books that they read.