Set of 6 Picture Books – The Last Straw


Sophie is poorly in hospital and makes a friend; the scarecrow she can see from her window.


“The ward was in darkness but framed under a moonbeam was her tatty friend.”

This is a tender story of friendship and resilience in a rapidly changing world that sees the scarecrow’s field under threat from the arrival of a new supermarket. An enchanting tale that captures a young girl’s determination to save the scarecrow and preserve their relationship.

When Sophie goes into hospital, she makes an amazing new friend: a scarecrow. Follow their adventures in this heart-warming tale by Jane Considine with illustrations by Mark Stanley. This book was written to help younger children aged 3-6 years old to think more positively about the new experience of going into hospital. It’s positive and does not involve any death or trauma.

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