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Time Now to Dream

By Timothy Knapman
Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

"What’s that noise?” said Jack. “It’s coming from the forest,” said Alice. “Let’s go and see!”

From Helen Oxenbury, the illustrator of We're Going on a Bear Hunt, and Timothy Knapman, the author of Soon, comes the story of a brother and sister, and their adventure in the woods. When Alice and Jack are out playing, they hear a strange noise. Alice wants to know what it is, but Jack is afraid. He thinks it might be the Wicked Wolf with big, bad claws and snap-trap jaws. But Alice takes his hand and they follow the noise, right into the heart of the forest… Just what will they discover there? Timothy Knapman's powerful, atmospheric narration alongside Helen Oxenbury’s spectacular illustrations skilfully convey Jack’s growing fear and Alice’s curious excitement, all the while building toward the reveal of that mysterious sound…

  • A beautiful new standalone title from the inimitable Helen Oxenbury and the author of Soon, with echoes of picture book favourite, We're Going on a Bear Hunt
  • A story of adventure, of facing your fears, and of togetherness the camaraderie of brother and sister; the nurturing love between parent and child
  • With its soft, dreamy lullaby ending, repeated refrain and sound effects, this will be a wonderful bedtime read-aloud for the very young

About the author

Timothy Knapman is a children’s writer, lyricist and playwright. His children’s books have been translated into twelve languages and include Soon, illustrated by Patrick Benson, Dinosaurs Don't Have Bedtimes, illustrated by Nikki Dyson, and the bestselling Mungo and the Picture Book Pirate series. His titles have often been featured on CBeebies Bedtime Stories. He lives in Weybridge, Surrey. Find him online at www.timothyknapman.co.uk and on Twitter as @TimothyKnapman. 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, Farmer Duck, written by Martin Waddell and There’s Going to Be a Baby, written by John Burningham; as well as her classic board books for babies. Helen has won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal twice – in 1969, for The Quangle Wangle’s Hat and The Dragon of an Ordinary Family and in 1999, for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. She lives in London, NW3. Find her on Twitter as @HelenOxenbury.

About the illustrator

Michael Rosen is one of the most popular authors of stories and poems for children. His bestselling titles, published by Walker Books, include Little Rabbit Foo Foo, Michael Rosen s Sad Book, This Is Our House, Tiny Little Fly, Dear Mother Goose and its sequel Dear Fairy Godmother. Michael received the Eleanor Farjeon Award in 1997, and was the Children s Laureate from 2007 to 2009. He is a distinguished critic and academic, co-directing an MA in Children s Literature at Birkbeck College. Michael lives in London with his family.

ISBN: 9781406367355
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: November 1, 2016
Dimensions: 250 x 260mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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