I Love You, Blue Kangaroo! by Emma Chichester-clark

I Love You, Blue Kangaroo!

Written by Emma Chichester-clark

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The gorgeous bright colours of Emma Chichester Clark’s illustrations make this chunky board book irresistible. Favourite toy Blue Kangaroo thinks he’s in danger of being replaced by Wild Brown Bear, Yellow Cotton Rabbit, two furry puppies and many more soft toys all of whom are crowded into Lily’s bed. Sadly, he hops off to the baby’s cot. Lily soon discovers that there are some things she just can’t give up to the baby and Blue Kangaroo is one of them. A must for anyone who understands the importance of a favourite soft toy!


I Love You, Blue Kangaroo! by Emma Chichester-clark

Blue Kangaroo has always been Lily's favourite toy, but then Wild Brown Bear comes along, and then Yellow Cotton Rabbit, and then the Furry Puppies, and then more and more new toys, until Blue Kangaroo feels there just isn't room for him any more.


This original Blue Kangaroo story is still a winner! The Good Book Guide

A tender and touching story The Sunday Telegraph

Blue Kangaroo is a winner. T.E.S.

I Love You, Blue Kangaroo is just sublime. School Librarian

A profoundly satisfying and rewarding book. Carousel

Irresistible... brimming with Aaah factor. - The Bookseller

About the Author

Emma Chichester-clark

Emma Chichester Clark studied at the Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art, where she was taught by Quentin Blake. She has worked as a freelance illustrator for various magazines including New Scientist, Cosmopolitan and The Sunday Times, and has also illustrated numerous book jackets.

In 1988 she won the Mother Goose Award for her first book, Listen to This!, an anthology compiled by Laura Cecil. She also won the Kate Greenaway medal in 1988. Since then, she has become internationally known, illustrating writers such as Roald Dahl, Peter Dickinson, Anne Fine and Margaret Mahy. Emma was the first winner of the newly created Grinzane Junior Award for I Love you, Blue Kangaroo.

Emma was born in London but raised in Ireland. She started drawing "just about as soon as I could hold a pencil. But I could never find enough paper and my mother wouldn't let me use her Basildon Bond. So secretly I used to tear the blank pages out of her grown-up books and draw on them and make my own little books."

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Book Info


32 pages
Interest Age: To 5


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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

5th January 2006




Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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