Tisha and the Blossom


Tisha and the Blossom encounter each other in the back yard before school. Yet there is little time to wonder, for it’s a ‘hurry up‘ to school, and then to the bus, and then to assembly. It seems that Tisha has little time to linger over what she sees and hears. At the end of the day, when Mummy suggests they ‘Hurry up’ up so as not ‘to miss the bus‘, Tisha says, ‘I have done too much hurrying up today’. 

Is it possible that Mummy might stop, draw breath and then take time to wander, look and see with Tisha? Thereafter, what if Daddy leaves hurrying toward dinner, but enjoys the blossom with Tisha too?

Tisha and the Blossom is a gentle nudge, a reminder of the wonder all about us and within us too. Wendy Meddour’s thoughtful text with recognisable scenes are elevated gloriously through Daniel Egnéus’ spellbinding pictures. We are brought close to Tisha’s grief at being hectored alongside being offered the scope of what she recognises, appreciates and lingers upon. Bookwagon recommends Tisha and the Blossom for home and school reading.

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Tisha and the Blossom

Being mindful in a hectic world

Wendy Meddour and Daniel Egnéus


‘One…  two… three…’/ Hurry up-  Or you’ll miss the pudding’. It seems that whenever Tisha stops to notice something, she’s urged on! In the morning, Tisha and the Blossom play with each other ‘in her backyard’. However, Mummy warns her she’ll ‘be late for school’. Might Tisha might be allowed to listen to the sounds on the way to the bus stop? Could she read a book about space ahead of assembly? Thereafter, might Tisha have enough time to finish her drawing of a space shuttle?
It seems that when it the rushing gets too much for her, Mummy hears Tisha’s pleas for ‘a little slow down‘. Perhaps they might take time together to count yellow cars, seagulls, umbrellas or sausage dogs. After that, it seems they might take time on the bench to watch the world… Thereafter might their time to enjoy the world continue to when they get home and dinner time?
Wendy Meddour and Daniel Egnéus are the co-creators of the dearly loved picture books Lubna and Pebble and Tibble and Grandpa. It seems their storytelling gives voice to the feelings and experiences that we know, share and hold close. Wendy Meddour’s text is gentle, encouraging and empathetic. Meanwhile, Daniel Egnéus offers pictures from such a rich variety of perspectives that we might glimpse what Tisha sees. Thereafter the colours he uses explode with joy and wonder!
Tisha and the Blossom is recommended for bedtime reading, discussion and PSHE sessions too. It is a thought provoking and meaningful picture book.


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