The Lipstick

By Laura Dockrill

Illustrated by Maria Karipidou

They say they always know you’re up to something when the house goes quiet…

Exploring his mother’s bedroom, a little boy discovers THE LIPSTICK. It begins on his lips, where it looks very good – MWAH! But then it goes for a little walk … squiggle, squiggle … on the mirror … scribble scribble … on the shiny floorboards … smudge smudge. And even on the fluffy cat. Uh-oh! What will happen when Mum, Dad and big sister sees all this mess? From the team behind Angry Cookie comes a hilarious and joyous story all about artistic expression, self-confidence and supportive, accepting parenting.

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 3+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406389555
  • Published: 04 Feb 2021
  • Price: £12.99
  • Size: 250 x 270 mm
  • Pages: 40

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'The witty illustrations of Maria Karipidou will also raise a laugh in Laura Dockrill’s The Lipstick, about an unsupervised toddler doodling with hot-pink lipstick all over the house (“I took the lipstick for a little walk…”). It’s hard not to share the toddler’s thrill as the forbidden squiggles multiply.' The Observer (The New Review)

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