Archie and his big sister Amber are two of the Shady Bay Buddies who live in the close-knit community of Shady Bay Island. Archie is starting school and wondering what to expect. Amber reassures him that it will be fun. We join Archie as he gets ready for school, meets his teacher, Miss Whimsie, and enjoys lots of fun activities on his first day. He even makes a new friend called Woolie. This delightful picture book, with adorable crocheted characters designed and made by Emma Brown, will become a firm favourite with young children as they embark on that all-important first day at school.
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.