Friendship, magic, hope

Simon and Rosie is a story set in the current context of COVID-19. It is a tale of friendship, loneliness, imagination and self-acceptance. Its setting is commonplace – the park near your home – yet what happens is magical. It was written by Watership Down author Richard Adams’ granddaughter Lucy Moonen, and illustrator Gillian Johnson, who has published over 35 books for children and adults.

We want to create a comfortable space for young children and their adults to explore their feelings at a challenging time. We hope that by gently reflecting the circumstances our young children are experiencing we will help them to feel more at ease in the world.

The download is free of charge, and we hope that you, your children and your friends will love it – please do share it widely if you have enjoyed reading it. We ask that, if at all possible, you please make a small donation (we suggest £1) to NHS Charities Together via the link below.