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7 X 10 inches, 24 pages

ISBN 0920806694

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"Science/Health" - Activities for Ages 5 to 8

Little Stitch

Written by Margaret Brunel Edwards
Illustrations by Judy Pennanen

PENNY IS A LIVELY LITTLE GIRL who rides her new bicycle at a ferocious speed down the hill to get home in time for supper. But when she tries to stop, she rolls over, scrapes her knee and cuts her chin. She walks home the rest of the way beside her bicycle. Her mother decides Penny must see a doctor.... The doctor is a good-humoured man who gives her a shot to numb her chin and then stitches her up. The story is told in a gentle, straight-forward way. Penny's parents do not scold her and through it all she learns something new about taking care of herself.


J.O. (Judi) Pennanen


Judi Pennanen's artwork and illustrations have frequently accompanied books by Penumbra Press since its inception in 1979. She is also the author of her own book for children called, Heads or Tails. A resident of Huntsville, Ontario, Judi is represented in several major collections, public and private. Her subject matter very often derives from the northland itself, as in North Country Spring, from which she draws on the sights and sounds of "the landscape and its creatures, and the four seasons that create the variety and richness of the places."


Margaret Brunel Edwards


Margaret Brunel Edwards is a freelance writer and mother of five. She has published over 400 stories and articles, many of the them for children. She lives in Ottawa.

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