A hilarious and heart-warming young series about the chaotic life of the Butterfield family.
Mattie is nine years old and she worries about everything. Which isn't surprising. Because when you have a family as big and crazy as hers, there's always something to worry about.
Will the seeds she's planted in the garden with her brothers and sisters grow into fruit and veg like everyone promised? Why does it seem as if Grandma doesn't like them sometimes? And what's wrong with Mum?
Fortunately, reassurance is always close to hand in this first winning story about the lovable Butterfield clan.
Higgins writes in a relaxed accessible style, ideal for new readers. - The Herald (Glasgow)
A charming book, featuring the loveable and eccentric Butterfield family. The illustrations, which are engaging and mischievous, complement the text perfectly. - Children's Books Ireland Recommended Reads
Endearing... a fun, funny slice of family life. - Junior
Attractively produced and well illustrated. - School Librarian
A charming story. - tBk Magazine
Before writing her first novel, Chris taught English and Drama for many years in secondary schools. She also worked at the Minack, the open-air theatre on the cliffs near Land's End, but now writes full-time.
Chris has won a number of awards including Young Minds, the Lancashire Book Award, the Lincolnshire Young People's Book Award, the KYBA, and she has been shortlisted twice for Queen of Teen.
She lives in the far west of Cornwall with her husband.