So Much

4.28 (338 Ratings by Goodreads)
So Much

So Much

4.28 (338 Ratings by Goodreads)
Published: 3 March, 2008

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A tender and humorous look at modern family life, with exuberant art from the illustrator of We're Going on a Bear Hunt. Celebrate the warmth of Afro-Caribbean family life in this multiple award-winning picture book from Trish Cooke and Helen Oxenbury, illustrator of We're Going on a Bear Hunt. Mum and baby are home alone when - DING DONG! - Auntie and then Uncle and Nannie and Gran-Gran and the cousins come to visit. And they all want to hug and kiss and squeeze and eat the baby right up - because everybody loves the baby SO MUCH! With Helen Oxenbury lending her characteristic warmth and humour to a most exuberant family party, Trish Cooke's rhythmic, cumulative story captures the joy of being the baby in a large extended family - a baby who knows that he is absolutely, utterly adored.

Eulogises urban Afro-Caribbean home life through tenderness and humour ... a book to savour. * TES *
Even very young babies can enjoy the illustrations and lilting narrative of a really good picturebook like this one. [...] A colourful and comforting read. * Time Out *
"Written with warmth and humour, this portrait of family life is complemented by Helen Oxenbury's striking gouache illustrations of a joyful occasion." * *

Trish Cooke has worked as a TV presenter, has written stage plays and has had numerous acting roles in the theatre and on screen. She is also the author of several picture books including Full, Full, Full of Love. She lives in London. Helen Oxenbury is among the most popular and critically acclaimed illustrators of her time. Her numerous books for children include Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell, We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen, as well as her classic board books for babies. She won the Kate Greenaway Medal for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Her most recent picture books include the critically acclaimed There's Going to Be a Baby, the first book-publishing collaboration between her and her husband John Burningham, and Charley's First Night and When Charley Met Granpa by Amy Hest. Helen lives in London.

Type Book
ISBN 9781406306651
Number Of Pages 48
Item Weight 325 g
Product Dimensions 250 x 300 x 5 mm
Publisher Walker Books Ltd
Format Paperback