Aren't You Lucky! A New Baby Story by Laurence Anholt


Aren't You Lucky! A New Baby Story by Laurence Anholt

When a little brother or sister comes along, everyone is excited...everyone except one little person who can't quite understand why everything has changed. Follow the tale of one older sibling who learns that having a baby brother or sister can be truly magical - aren't they lucky!

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'Aren't You Lucky,'

's what everyone keeps saying, but to a small first child, the arrival of a new baby can feel anything but lucky. After the long nine month wait, and the bewildering appearance of something that 'looks like a raspberry', there is a period of adjustment- and few books cover this as realistically or as sympathetically as this one. Catherine and Laurence Anholt are well known for their books about family life, and this book certainly shows that they really know their audience. Books for Keeps'

About the Author

Laurence Anholt

Laurence Anholt has written over seventy books, many in collaboration with his wife Catherine. They are both highly regarded in the UK and abroad as a successful author/illustrator team, and have had their books translated into many different languages. They met as undergraduates at Falmouth School of Art, and went on to achieve Master’s Degrees from the Royal Academy of Art and the Royal College respectively. The books which they have collaborated on are based firmly within their own family’s experiences, and many of Catherine’s illustrations depict scenes which families will recognise. It is this element which has helped to make their books so successful. Laurence also writes and illustrates his own books, and has written books with other illustrators, notably the Seriously Silly Stories, a topsy turvy series based on traditional tales but with a wonderful new twist. These were hilariously illustrated by Arthur Robins. In this series, Snow White and the Seven Aliens was awarded The Smarties Book Prize, and was shortlisted for the Federation of Children’s Book Groups Children’s Book Award and the Experian Big Three Book Prize. Daft Jack and the Beanstack was on the Sheffield Book Award shortlist and Ghostyshocks and the Three Scares was Pick of the Year for the Children’s Book Award. Laurence writes for a wide range of ages and is one of the most popular authors of today. Catherine and Laurence Anholt live in Lyme Regis with their three children.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

26th March 2015



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