Topsy and Tim are always finding fun adventures in the real world, and this story is reassuring for young children having first experiences of their own.
In Topsy and Tim At the Farm, the children meet all kinds of interesting animals. They help collect eggs from the chickens, and find some little ducklings learning how to swim. They are a little bit frightened when they get chased by some large geese, but Farmer Stewart soon finds them a nice job to do, helping to feed a calf.
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.