It Wasn't Me by Oliver Jeffers

It Wasn't Me

Written by Oliver Jeffers
Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
Part of the The Hueys Series

Baby and Toddler   3+ readers   
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Mostly the Hueys get along just fine. But occasionally, they do NOT! When a big fight breaks out everyone says they are not to blame. Strangely, none of them can even remember what they are fighting about! In his simple illustrations, Oliver Jeffers captures the curious dynamics of falling out and making up perfectly.


It Wasn't Me by Oliver Jeffers

A fight has broken out amongst The Hueys. It was not me! It was him! But no one can remember what they're fighting about. If only they could find an interesting distraction...

It Wasn’t Me is the second title in The Huey’s series. The first, The Hueys - The New Jumper, was a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year, 2012. Like all of Oliver’s work it is intelligent, thought provoking, great fun and will delight adults and children. The name is inspired by Oliver’s grandfather who could never remember the names of his numerous grandchildren and so called them all Huey, regardless of gender.

You can download some fun Hueys Activity Sheets here!

There are three books in the Hueys series -

The New Jumper

It Wasn't Me

None the Number


Praise for Oliver Jeffers: 'Mouth-wateringly irresistible The Guardian

'Full of heart' Irish Times

About the Author

Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers has won numerous awards and delighted millions of kids and parents alike with his beautifully hand illustrated stories.

Jeffers's picture books are wonderfully accessible. They explore themes of friendship, loneliness, independence and imagination. He has written and illustrated, or "made", as he prefers to put it, five hugely successful picture books. The first three - the "boy books" - feature a small boy who sets off on a series of daunting quests. How to Catch a Star (2004), the first of them, was inspired by a Brer Rabbit story he read as a child. In Lost and Found (2005) the boy heroically rows to the south pole for the sake of an unhappy penguin, and in The Way Back Home (2007) he rescues a young Martian whose spaceship has crashed on the moon.

The Heart and the Bottle is wholly compelling for the importance of its message and the brilliance of how that is conveyed in words and pictures. This is a book to return to time and time again says Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading4kids’ editorial expert.

Oliver Jeffers

Jeffers was born in Australia in 1977 and brought up in Belfast. He studied visual communication at the University of Ulster, and graduated in 2001. Jeffers became passionate about making picture books when he began to understand the subtle relationship between words and pictures – ‘that was what excited me. Until I got really involved, I hadn't realised how just a few words can totally change the meaning of a picture.’ Now living in New York, he works as a painter, designer, printmaker and installation artist, but remains very busy making picture books.

Did you know?

Oliver loves plastic food, suitcase handles and Elvis, and has developed a bizarre habit of endlessly writing lists he never reads. He remains hell bent on travelling all over the world.

You can see Oliver talking about his artwork in this video:

We have a super set of Oliver Jeffers activity pages to download :

Once Upon an Alphabet colouring in.

The Day the Crayons Came Home maze.

Incredible Book-eating Boy wordsearch.

Stuck wordsearch.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 2 To 4


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HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

8th May 2014




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