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Shady Bay Buddies by Emma Brown

Shady Bay Buddies

Archie's First Day at School and Archie Goes to the Doctor are part of the new Shady Bay Buddies series by Emma Brown, designed to help young children overcome common obstacles and fears.

What CICO Books say about the books:

Archie's First Day at School, with adorable crocheted characters made by the author herself, is a delightful picture book intended to inform and reassure children as they embark on that all-important first day at school.

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 Breeze.

Archie Goes to the Doctor takes a similar stance in informing and reassuring children who are worried about going to the doctor or the hospital. Archie and his big sister, Amber, 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 that 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.

For an added fun and interactive element, children are encouraged to spot Archie’s bunny in every scene in both picture books.

Buy Archie's First Day at School for £7.99

Buy Archie Goes to the Doctor for £7.99


We've got 10 sets of both the Shady Bay Buddies books to give away. For a chance to win, simply answer the question and fill out the form below.

This competition is sponsored by CICO Books and will close on Thursday 31st August.

All winners will be notified by email within three days of the competition closing.