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Archie and his big sister Amber are two of the Shady Bay Buddies who live in the close-knit community of Shady Bay Island. They love playing outside together, but one day Archie falls from the garden swing and hurts his arm. He's very worried when it's made clear he'll need to see the doctor. With his mum and Amber by his side, Archie goes off to the doctor and is pleasantly surprised to find it's not that bad after all. There are fun things to do there and the doctor is very kind. This delightful picture book, with adorable crocheted characters designed and made by Emma Brown, will become a firm favourite with young children who are fearful of doctors and hospitals.
Emma Brown, an expert in crochet, created the Shady Bay Buddies when her daughters were younger. They spent many happy times making up stories of animals who lived together on a far-away island called Shady Bay. Having always enjoyed crocheting, she began thinking up designs for the characters and writing her own patterns. Some of the Shady Bay Buddies can be found in Emma's book Crocheted Bears and Other Animals, also published by CICO Books. Emma lives in Dorset with her husband and three children.