It's a windy autumn day and the forest friends are out catching falling leaves for luck. Nim wants to break his all-time record of five lucky leaves before tea time ...
It's a windy autumn day and the forest friends are out catching falling leaves for luck. Nim wants to break his all-time record of five lucky leaves before tea time. But the more leaves he catches the more accidents he seems to have catching them. And then Kay accidentally hurts Nim's feelings. Forget breaking records, will Nim survive until teatime?
FeaturesFeelgood stories about friendship and growing up
Classic illustrations with a contemporary edge and endearing characters
With gentle humour, the book covers the themes of friendship, kindness and caring for nature
Evoking a sense of nostalgia for childhood
Encouraging an interest in nature and the outside world
The Lucky, Lucky Leaf – A story introducing children to a simple outdoor game that anyone can enjoy
A gentle introduction to teaching children about nature
About the author
Chantal is a Dutch illustrator and writer of picture books, working from the Wiltshire countryside, where she lives with her partner and two whippets. Chantal’s inspiration comes from nature, the countryside and the living creatures in it.
In 2011 she graduated with a 1:1 Honours degree in Illustration. Her graduation project was highly commended in the MacMillan Prize. In 2013 she was highly commended in the AOI Awards. Since graduating Chantal has written and illustrated children's picture book apps, published by Tizio. One was awarded a Kirkus Star for books of remarkable merit.
Chantal has authored and illustrated another children’s book: “The (fierce) little grey mouse.” published in 2018. She has also illustrated two other books for Hubble & Hattie - Worzel Goes for a Walk, and Worzel Says Hello, by Catherine Pickles.
David is a television scriptwriter with 30 years experience, mainly writing for The Bill and Midsomer Murders. He has also developed original ideas for broadcasters and TV productions companies, and written articles and short stories for various publications, from Fun to Learn Friends Magazine for children to the Financial Times for grown ups. David has worked with Chantal, developing stories for Horace and Nim since Chantal came up with the initial idea. This is his first foray into the world of writing picture books for children.