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PublisherAndersen Press Ltd
Publication date7th June 2012
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SynopsisOh! If Only ... by Michael Foreman
Oh! If only ...I had stayed home that day ...If only ...I hadn't met that dog ...If only ...he didn't want to play ... And so begins a remarkably funny chain of events as one young boy and a dog unwittingly unleash the greatest havoc imaginable.
ReviewsVisually dramatic...a gloriously satisfying ending. -- Julia Eccleshare LoveReading4Kids A charming package, with a lovely premise and a story that unravels over each page The Bookbag A funny story... the repetitive 'If Only
is predictable and memorable and the illustrations correlate to the text, helping emergent readers. EYE Any book by Michael Foreman is worth putting in the school library. This one is tremendous fun. The School Librarian Fast
-paced, funny, lovely pictures and a helpful message. Armadillo Magazine
About The Author
Michael Foreman was our Guest Editor in March 2010 - click here - to see the books that inspired his writing.
Michael Foreman was born in Suffolk in 1938, and studied at Lowestoft School of Art, St Martin’s, London, and the Royal College of Art, where he won a scholarship to the USA in 1963. He has worked as an Art Director at Playboy and King magazines and still works as Art Editor of the literary journal Ambit.
He has also made animated films in Scandinavia and for the BBC. His first book, The General, (a picture book published in 1961), dealt with disarmament and received rave reviews. Since then he has illustrated more than thirty of his own books and over a hundred by authors as varied as Shakespeare, J.M. Barrie, the Brothers Grimm and former Python, Terry Jones. He has established a reputation as one of the world’s leading illustrators and has won numerous prizes including the Smarties Prize, the Kate Greenaway Medal (twice), the Francis Williams Prize (twice) and the Aigle d’Argent at the Festival International du Livre in France. Michael is married and has three sons.
He spends most of his time in London, but regularly visits St Ives, Cornwall, where he owns the painter Ben Nicholson’s old house.
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