Can Anybody Hear Me? by Jessica Meserve

Can Anybody Hear Me?

Written by Jessica Meserve

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How to be heard by the family is Jack’s dilemma in this amusing story about a little boy who goes on a big adventure. Jack’s noisy family don’t ever seem to hear what he says so, when he takes off for the top of the mountain, no one knows that he has gone. How can Jack get safely home again? Luckily, just when he most needs it, Jack finds he has got a great big voice and it is big enough for him to be able to tell his family all about it when he gets back home...


Can Anybody Hear Me? by Jessica Meserve

Jack is very quiet. His busy, rumbustious family is very noisy. Sometimes it seems as if no one really hears what he has to say - or is it that they are just not listening properly? It takes the help of an imaginary friend and encounters with a lost wolf cub and a terrifying grizzly bear for Jack to grow in confidence and find his own voice.


Jessica Meserve made her mark with Small, and this too is reassuring for all those who need to find their own voice. Her warm, expressive and funny illustrations hold a lot of child appeal. Children's Bookseller Her illustrations capture both the cluttered hectic homestead and the contrasting emptiness of the wilderness beyond. Books for Keeps The illustrations are the perfect complement to the narrative, portraying the lively characters with great energy. The illustrations paint the perfect mood through the beautiful use of colour and texture. The School Librarian For any small person who is struggling to find their own voice this is a warm and reassuring read. Early Years Educator

About the Author

Jessica Meserve

Jess Meserve was born in America and grew up there and in the UK. She graduated with both a BA and an MA in Illustration from Edinburgh College of Art. Since then she has done a number of highly praised fiction jackets, including At the Firefly Gate by Linda Newbery, and black and white inside illustrations for fiction, including Keith Gray's Smarties Award Winning title The Runner (Random House) and Drawing Together (Walker). She moved to Canada in 2004, and is now living in Edmonton, Alberta

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32 pages
Interest Age: To 5


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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

3rd September 2009




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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