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So Much

By Trish Cooke
Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

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.

  • Winner of the Smarties Book Prize 0-5 Category, Winner of the Kurt Maschler Award and Highly Commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal.
  • "Eulogises urban Afro-Caribbean home life through tenderness and humour... A book to savour," The Times.

About the author

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.

About the illustrator

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.

Awards

1995: Nottingham Children's Book Award

Nottingham Children's Book Award - Shortlisted

1995: Sheffield Children's Book Award

Sheffield Children's Book Award - Shortlisted

1994: British Book Awards: StoraEnso Design and Production Award

Design and Production Award - Winner

1994: Kate Greenaway Medal

Kate Greenaway Medal - Shortlisted

1994: Kurt Maschler Award

Kurt Maschler Award - Winner

1994: Nestle Children's Book Prize/Nestle Smarties Book Prize

Nestle Smarties Book Prize - Winner

ISBN: 9781406306651
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: March 1, 2008
Dimensions: 248 x 300mm, 48pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $19.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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