Oliver's Wood by Sue Hendra


Oliver's Wood by Sue Hendra

When the moon and the twinkly stars come out at night, Oliver the owl knows it is time to wake up. He loves to play in the wood with the spiky hedgehogs, the stripy badgers and the batty bats. But one night he stays up late and, for the first time, sees the round, warm, orange sun. Oliver races off to show his friends, but in the day-time the wood is full of strange creatures he doesn't know. He waits until night-time and, reunited with his friends, amazes them all with the tale of his incredible discovery.

About the Author

Sue Hendra

Sue Hendra says:

"I graduated from the University of Brighton in 1994 and have been working as an illustrator of children's books since then. I've worked on over 70 titles now and I really enjoy it. I used to illustrate completely by hand but now I work on computer as well as painting. In addition to making books I run weekly art clubs for 8- 12 year olds at two of my local museums. I started this a couple of years ago and discovered that I really love working with children. I still live in Brighton and work in a shared studio with seven other artists."

Sue Hendra has made a name for herself creating picture books starring the most endearingly wacky array of characters.

Barry the Fish with Fingers made a big splash when first published in 2009, and has since sold over 100,000 copies. Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell was the bestselling new picture book for the first quarter of 2011, and Keith the Cat with the Magic Hat burst onto the scenes in summer 2012.

Sue Hendra’s Simon & Schuster titles have reached almost 300,000 copies in the UK alone.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

4th September 2014



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