I Love You, Blue Kangaroo/ Kanghoori Al Habeeb by Emma Chichester Clark


I Love You, Blue Kangaroo/ Kanghoori Al Habeeb by Emma Chichester Clark

Blue Kangaroo is Lily's favourite toy, but as Lily is given more and more other soft toys, the kangaroo begin to feel unwanted. When Lily finally notices this she is prepared to give all her other toys away. Blue Kangaroo is too special to lose.

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


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Publication date

18th October 2010



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