When the World Was Waiting for You by Gillian Shields


When the World Was Waiting for You by Gillian Shields

The Rabbit family is filled with excitement - because soon a new baby will arrive! And they can't wait to meet it. The nursery has been decorated, toys and gifts have been bought, and finally the big day arrives ...A touching story about the special bond between parents and their children.


Enchantingly simple text and the most lovely illustrations make this book one to treasure Angels & Urchins Currey's figures manage to be both human and rabbity and Shield's gentle, simple rhyming couplets make this a perfect bedtime book Glasgow Herald Within minutes I was feeling a warm nostalgia with its reminders of the comforting world of Beatrix Potter Tremendously Two Perfect for welcoming a new baby into the world Books Monthly

About the Author

Gillian Shields

Gillian Shields was born and brought up in Yorkshire. As she grew up, she had two passions; books and theatre. Gillian’s love of books led her to read English at St Catharine's College, Cambridge. After university she studied acting in London, and then worked in a drama school for several years, becoming Vice-Principal.

Having children gave Gillian an excuse to carry on reading children’s books, as well as motivation to write them. She has a young son and a grown-up daughter, and is married to Brian, who works for the International Herald Tribune.

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32 pages
Interest Age: from 0 to 5


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Publication date

14th March 2013



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