Jess Childs is a musician, qualified journalist, and now a children's author too. Rooted in Wales, she is joined on her journey through the Wildest Wood by her husband and two little girls. Jess likes to write about big issues for little people and help them make sense of the world in an honest yet child-friendly way.
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Ivy Jones was small and blonde, grown was she in the Wildest Wood.
A rock lived in the middle part (right by her heart) and, by it, Ivy stood.
"I love you rock," said Ivy's heart, the boulder resting still.
All Ivy had was the rock in the sand, and it was all that she needed.
Ivy's mystical woodland journey and the garden she creates for herself along the way take on new meaning when she loses the very thing which gave her courage to do both in the first place. A tale of adventure and self-discovery created to help young minds make sense of one of life's greatest inevitabilities, Ivy and The Rock takes a beautifully illustrated look at what love and loss means, and how it is a part of us all.