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On The Banks Of Hatchet Pond and Podge Goes Splodge At Hatchet Pond

Hatchet Pond Children's Books

Two of our most popular books are the Hatchet Pond stories written by Val Anne Lee. Hatchet Pond is a popular spot to visit in the New Forest throughout the year, and forms the back drop to these tales about a frog and his dragonfly friend. One is a tale of under-confidence, the other one about the...

An illustration of Hatchet Pond from Podge Goes Splodge At Hatchet Pond

Visiting Hatchet Pond?

If you're visiting Hatchet Pond and want to pick up a copy of either On The Banks Of Hatchet Pond or Podge Goes Splodge At Hatchet Pond then the nearest place to buy them is Norris Gifts & Furnishings in Beaulieu, a very short drive (or bike ride) away.  Norris Gifts &...

A window display in Alresford, Hampshire, of Val's books

World Book Day 2015

For World Book Day Val Lee was entertaining children at Alresford Library, reading On The Banks Of Hatchet Pond, Podge Goes Splodge At Hatchet Pond, and some of her other poems.   Meanwhile Simon Chadwick was at Blackfield Primary School for the day, where he did a writing and illustration...

Author Val Anne Lee

Meet Val Today At Alresford Library

World Book Day is being celebrated in the Alresford Library today at 10.15 a.m. and again at 11.00 a.m. with local author Val Anne Lee who will be reading to two separate parties of local infants from Sun Hill School.  Anyone is invited and Val will be delighted to enthrall...

A review of Podge Goes Splodge At hatchet Pond in the Lymington Times

Another Nice Review...

We're in the Lymington Times now too, and were recently covered in the Hampshire Chronicle as well...

Review Of Podge in The Echo

Splodge In The Echo

Nice write up, plus competition, on the front of The Daily Echo's Entertainment section today for Val and Simon's new book Podge Goes Splodge At Hatchet Pond. 

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Hatchet Pond Children's Books

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Meet Val Today At Alresford Library

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Splodge In The Echo

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Alresford Watercress Festival 2014

School Visits

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Alresford Show 2013

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