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Illustrated ByNicola Bayley
PublisherAndersen Press Ltd
Suitable for AgesBooks for Babies and Toddlers
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Publication date6th October 2011
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The Big Snuggle-up
Written by: Brian Patten
Illustrated by: Nicola Bayley
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Age: Baby +. On a cold winter's night one animal after another invites himself into a house and by the time it's bedtime there's all manner of animals and scarecrow tucked up by the fire. Some delightful close-up and colourful illustrations show the detail on each and every animal that appears. A lovely bedtime read and a great way for toddlers to learn the names of lots of different animals.
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SynopsisThe Big Snuggle-up by Brian Patten
It all started with a scarecrow coming into the house out of the snow, bringing with him the mouse that lived up his sleeve. But it wasn't only these two who were looking for a warm place to snuggle up!
'His poems are made with great skill and honesty.' - British Book News
'Bayley's pictures are characteristically painstaking and gentle, softly lit, finely worked and pretty.' - Sunday Times
'The beautiful and detailed pictures and the rhyming repetitive text will make this a pleasure to read aloud to a small child.' The Spectator
Other praise for Illustrator Nicola Bayley:
For Katje the Windmill Cat: 'This heart-warming story is rendered something really
treasurable by Bayley's wonderfully vivid and rich illustrations.' - Guardian
For The Necessary Cat: 'Nicola's illustrations are exquisite and the book is a necessary
buy for cat-admirers of all ages.' - Time Out
About The Author
Brian Patten was born in Liverpool in 1946. His poetry for adults has been published in many languages and his collections include ‘Love Poems’, ‘Storm Damage’, and ‘Grinning Jack’. His work for children includes the poetry collections ‘Gargling with Jelly’ and ‘Thawing Frozen Frogs’ as well as plays and the award-winning novel ‘Mr Moon’s Last Case’.
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