Finding Your Place – Celestine and the Hare
Author and Images: Karin Celestine (Felt artist)
BUY – Finding Your Place
From the fibrous felt animal world of Celestine and the Hare comes another beautifully crafted story for your little ones.
In the shed, Emily runs a library for all the felt animals. They can borrow books or have a story read to them, which they do enjoy.
However the animals quickly find that it’s hard to remember where you have read up if you don’t have a book mark.
King Norty was using a sticky chocolate biscuit. Little ones will find the gentle antics very funny.
Then the fun begins as Emily instigates bookmark making. This craft activity can be found at the back of the book so you too can have fun making one.
Each animal uses a different technique to create their marker. Baby Weasus threads beads to make a book worm and Panda cuts and colours his bear bookmark.
King Norty has not yet learned to read or write, so he uses his kingly stamp to make a pattern.
True to all the books in this series, Finding Your Place uses the gentle tones of a mother lully her child to sleep. They are honest and often profound, inviting conversations about real life issues like nightmares or belonging.
These little stories are all about togetherness, caring and thoughtfulness.
Small makes a blue felt butterfly book mark for Emily to say thank you. She is reminded of the colour of the bilberries on the day Small was found and came to live with them.
“I’m so glad you found your place to live.’ ‘So am I’ said Small.”