Have You Ever Ever Ever? by Colin McNaughton

Have You Ever Ever Ever?

Written by Colin McNaughton
Illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark

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Talented duo Colin McNaughton and Emma Chichester Clark have teamed up to create a witty and original introduction to some very favourite characters from nursery rhymes and popular songs. The cat and the fiddle, incy wincy spider, the four and twenty blackbirds – all of these and more are vividly brought to life in a brief rhyming verse with gorgeous matching illustrations. With its bouncy text, this is perfect for reading aloud.


Have You Ever Ever Ever? by Colin McNaughton

This is a glorious celebration of the wonder of books. Join the fun with Mother Goose as all your favourite nursery rhyme characters come to life in this rollicking read-aloud picture book from Colin McNaughton with beautiful illustrations by Emma Chichester Clark. Since the publication of his first title in 1976, Colin has produced over 70 books, many of which he has both written and illustrated. Colin is renowned as a humorous poet as well as for his storybooks and is recognized as one of Britain's leading author/illustrators. His Walker Books titles include We're Off to Look for the Aliens, The Aliens Are Coming and Not Last Night But the Night Before, also with Emma Chichester Clark.

About the Author

Colin McNaughton

Colin McNaughton - as a child

Colin was born in Wallsend-upon-Tyne in Northumberland in 1951. As a child, Colin had little indication that he would one day become an author-illustrator. There were no books at all in his parents’ home, he recalls, but there were always comics. These were his formative literature and their slapstick humour has been a lasting influence. “I’ve been talking about the comic format for years,” he says. “It’s the modern way of telling stories for today’s children; it’s about movement, the step between film and the book.”

As an adult

Colin trained as a graphic designer at the Central School of Art and Design and subsequently took an MA in Illustration at the Royal College of Art. He now lives in London with his wife, Francoise, and has two sons, Ben and Tim.

As an artist

Since the publication of his first title in 1976, Colin has produced over 70 books, many of which he has both written and illustrated. As well as storybooks Colin is renowned as a humorous poet and is now recognized as one of Britain’s leading illustrators and authors. The greatest influences on his work are the comics, comic annuals and Saturday morning cinema serials of his childhood.

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32 pages
Interest Age: 3 years +


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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

7th June 2012




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