Help a Friend (Topsy and Tim)
In Topsy and Tim Help a Friend, Stevie Dunton is unhappy at school because he is being bullied. The twins do the right thing by speaking to Mummy and Miss Terry about it so they can stop the bullies picking on Stevie.
Parents Read Out to Children: 3-5 years
Children Read Themselves: 4-6 years
Parents reading out to children is a healthy ritual, Skryf believes!
About The Author
Jean Adamson is the creator of more than 100 much-loved children’s books spanning five decades.
She studied Illustration at Goldsmiths where she met her future husband and writing partner Gareth Adamson (1926-1982). They worked on children’s books together, with Gareth producing the storylines and Jean the illustration, including Topsy and Tim.
More than 130 Topsy and Tim titles have been published, selling upwards of 21 million copies around the world. Since 1998, over a million copies have been sold in the UK alone. Sixty episodes of an animated TV series followed, and so far three seasons of a live-action version have broadcast on CBeebies, which won the BAFTA Pre-school Live Action award in 2016.
In 1999 Jean Adamson was awarded an MBE for her services to children’s literature.