Come to School Too, Blue Kangaroo! by Emma Chichester Clark

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Best-selling Emma Chichester Clark has created a perfect story for all children about to start a new school. Lily is nervous about starting a new school but luckily she has Blue Kangaroo to help her! Blue Kangaroo is really looking forward to all the things that he and Lily can do at school. With his support, Lily finds she does like school after all. And so does Blue Kangaroo!Lily and Blue Kangaroo - a friendship forever!

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Come to School Too, Blue Kangaroo! by Emma Chichester Clark

Lily and Blue Kangaroo - a friendship forever! The eighth title in this hugely popular series featuring Lily and her loveable soft toy sees the inseparable duo starting at a new school with surprising results.

When Lily starts at a new school she asks Blue Kangaroo to come too. Lily thinks Blue Kangaroo is worried about going but, secretly, he can't wait to explore and try new things - which is just as well, because the fun lasts even longer than he expected...A reassuring story for children starting school.


'[One of] the best books to deal with your child's pre-school nerves' The Telegraph

Praise for I Love You, Blue Kangaroo:

'The story is told with great sensitivity and gentleness and it is a profoundly satisfying and rewarding book.' Carousel

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, for publishers and advertising agencies as well as teaching art for several years, 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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32 pages
Interest Age: From 2


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HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

25th April 2013




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