The internationally acclaimed Shirley Hughes offers a treasury of seasonal poems that evoke the day-to-day experiences of the very young.
In this joyous collection of poems, Katie and her little brother, Olly, are ready for whatever each day offers—sunshine, wind, rain, mist, or snow. From the happy sights and sounds of the beach to the quiet beauty of leaves in a rain puddle, this exuberant volume captures to perfection the everyday wonder of being out and about.
About the Author
Shirley Hughes has illustrated more than two hundred children’s books and is one of the world’s best-loved writers for children. She has won the Kate Greenaway Medal twice and has been awarded an OBE for her distinguished service to children’s literature. In 2007, her book Dogger was voted the U.K.’s favorite Kate Greenaway Medal–winning book of all time. Shirley Hughes lives in London.
Sweeter and emotionally safer verse for the very young comes from the prolific British writer and illustrator Shirley Hughes. “Out and About: A First Book of Poems” is full of breezes and sunshine. —The Wall Street Journal
This first book of poems is perfect for reading aloud and for a search through the pictures for lively kids, dogs, squirrels and birds. —Washington Parent
Hughes’s pen-and-watercolor illustrations, the stars of this show, are deliciously full of motion...her approach is gentle, humorous, old-fashioned, full of human character. —The Boston Globe
Young readers and listeners will be able to relate to these outings. Cadence, meter, and rhyme long to be read aloud. —School library Connection