The High Street



ISBN: 9781854379436 Categories: ,

Alice Melvin


Sally has a list of ten items she needs to buy. Open the flaps to see inside the shops, where unusual things are going on. Should those wild animals be upstairs in the pet shop? Will the plates fall off the wall in Mr. Cooper’s China Shop? Can Sally find everything on her list? Children will pore over this charmingly illustrated interactive book to find out.
Each shop is depicted in Alice Melvin’s trademark highly detailed illustrations that both evoke a previous age and yet remain strongly contemporary. Rhyming text and repetition of Sally’s shopping list make this book perfect for reading aloud.

Praise for The High Street
“A satisfyingly unique ending. The inventive format and crisp retro details will put this at the top of every curious little girl’s reading list.”
-School Library Journal

Additional information

Weight 409 g
Dimensions 18.2 x 27.2 cm
Publisher name Tate Publishing
Publication date 1 November 2011
Number of pages 52
Format Hardback
Dimensions 18.2 x 27.2 cm
Weight 409 g


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Alice Melvin is a highly acclaimed young artist and designer based in Edinburgh and the author and illustrator of Counting Birds and An A-Z Treasure Hunt. She has won a Booktrust Best New Illustrator Award, and Counting Birds was named a Scottish Book Trust Book of the Month.