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So Much

By Trish Cooke
Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

A special 25th anniversary edition of a modern classic, this is a tender, exuberant celebration of modern family life.

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! A special 25th anniversary edition of a multiple award-winning story, So Much is a celebration of family life. Helen Oxenbury's characteristically warm, funny illustrations, paired with Trish Cooke's rhythmic, cumulative story capture the joy of being a baby in a large extended family – a baby who knows that he is absolutely, utterly adored. With a foreword and gorgeous golden foil on the cover and spine, this edition is one to share and treasure.

  • Winner of the Smarties Book Prize 0-5 Category, Winner of the Kurt Maschler Award and Highly Commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal.
  • A luxurious new edition with a foreword, gorgeous gold embossing on the cover and spine, and a gold foil sticker.
  • "Eulogizes 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, written stage plays and 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, The Grandad Tree, When I Grow Bigger and Look Back! Trish lives in Yorkshire. Find her online at trishcooke.co.uk.

About the illustrator

Helen Oxenbury is among the most popular and critically-acclaimed illustrators of all time. Her many award-winning books for children include We’re Going On a Bear Hunt, written by Michael Rosen, and There’s Going to Be a Baby, written by John Burningham; as well as her classic board books for babies. Helen won the 1999 Kate Greenaway Medal for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. She lives in London NW3. Find her on Twitter as @HelenOxenbury.

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: 9781406390728
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: September 1, 2019
Dimensions: 248 x 300mm, 48pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Not Yet Published

Last updated on 10/04/19 at 06:21:50
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