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Helen Oxenbury - Author

About the Author

Helen Oxenbury is among the most popular and critically-acclaimed illustrators of all time. Her many award-winning books for children include We’re Going On a Bear Hunt, written by Michael Rosen, Farmer Duck, written by Martin Waddell and There’s Going to Be a Baby, written by John Burningham; as well as her classic board books for babies. Helen has won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal twice – in 1969, for The Quangle Wangle’s Hat and The Dragon of an Ordinary Family and in 1999, for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. She lives in London.

Read Helen Oxenbury on winning the Kate Greenaway medal twice here.

 

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Other books by Helen Oxenbury

Tickle, Tickle A First Book for Babies

Tickle, Tickle A First Book for Babies

Author: Helen Oxenbury Format: Board book Release Date: 02/08/2018

Enjoy this bright and beautiful book and join in the fun of tickling! The much-loved and cherished babies are back in these delightful stories to help engage toddlers and encourage a love of reading.

All Fall Down A First Book for Babies

All Fall Down A First Book for Babies

Author: Helen Oxenbury Format: Board book Release Date: 02/08/2018

Join in the fun of singing and bouncing in this bright and cheerful board book. The babies are back in this beautifully illustrated, brightly coloured bedtime book for toddlers!

Clap Hands A First Book for Babies

Clap Hands A First Book for Babies

Author: Helen Oxenbury Format: Board book Release Date: 01/05/2018

Clap your hands and make some noise with this bright and cheerful board book. The much-loved and cherished babies are back in these delightful stories to help engage toddlers and encourage a love of reading.

Say Goodnight A First Book for Babies

Say Goodnight A First Book for Babies

Author: Helen Oxenbury Format: Board book Release Date: 01/05/2018

Sweet, cuddly, delightful babies - but it's time for these little babies to go to bed! The much-loved and cherished babies are back in these delightful stories to help engage toddlers and encourage a love of reading.

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Author: Helen Oxenbury Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Join in all the fun of the bear hunt with this magical changing picture edition of the much-loved family classic. We're going on a bear hunt. We're going to catch a big one. Will you come too? For over twenty-five years, readers have been swishy swashing and splash sploshing through this award-winning favourite. Follow and join in the family's excitement as they wade through the grass, splash through the river and squelch through the mud in search of a bear. What a surprise awaits them in the cave on the other side of the dark forest! Now you can join in the fun with this interactive changing picture book.

The Birthday Party

The Birthday Party

Author: Helen Oxenbury Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2013

The reissue of a classic first storybook to celebrate Helen Oxenbury's work. A little girl chooses a birthday present for her friend John, all by herself. She really doesn't want to give it to him, but mum enoourages her. After an enjoyable afternoon with tea, cakes and games, it's time to go home. John doesn't want to give her one of his birthday balloons, but his mum persuades him. A warm and funny depiction of a girl's first experience of a birthday party. Helen Oxenbury's First Storybooks perfectly describe the small but memorable events of childhood. The words are a delight and are perfect for reading aloud, while the pictures offer warm, affectionate visions of a child's world, which parents and children will instantly recognize and love.

Working

Working

Author: Helen Oxenbury Format: Board book Release Date: 01/02/2013

The reissue of a classic baby board book to celebrate Helen Oxenbury's great contribution to children's books. Babies have lots of work to do - eating, using the potty, having a bath and sleeping. Helen Oxenbury's gorgeous illustrations capture the happenings of a baby's day with true insight into what matters most. No one draws babies like Helen Oxenbury. Her warm, affectionate depictions have been loved and cherished by children and adults around the world for over 30 years. In 1981, this groundbreaking little book was one of the most innovative board books ever published and is now considered a classic of the genre.

Friends

Friends

Author: Helen Oxenbury Format: Board book Release Date: 01/02/2013

The reissue of a classic baby board book to celebrate Helen Oxenbury's great contribution to children's books. Babies make all kinds of friends - rabbits, dogs, guinea pigs, birds, cats, hens and ducks. Helen Oxenbury's gorgeous illustrations not only capture the creatures the baby meets, but every bit of the baby's delight in them. No one draws babies like Helen Oxenbury. Her warm, affectionate depictions have been loved and cherished by children and adults around the world for over 30 years. In 1981, this groundbreaking little book was one of the most innovative board books ever published and is now considered a classic of the genre.

Playing

Playing

Author: Helen Oxenbury Format: Board book Release Date: 01/02/2013

The reissue of a classic baby board book to celebrate Helen Oxenbury's great contribution to children's books. Babies play with all sorts of things - blocks, boxes, balls and teddy bears. Helen Oxenbury's gorgeous illustrations perfectly capture not only the toys but the baby's delight in every one of them. No one draws babies like Helen Oxenbury. Her warm, affectionate depictions have been loved and cherished by children and adults around the world for over 30 years. In 1981, this groundbreaking little book was one of the most innovative board books ever published and is now considered a classic of the genre.

Eating Out

Eating Out

Author: Helen Oxenbury Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2013

The reissue of a classic first storybook to celebrate Helen Oxenbury's work. Mum is too tired to cook so Dad offers to take the family out for supper. But the youngest person present can't sit still and has to go to the toilet at the wrong time. Then someone falls over him when he decides to hide under the table. A warm and funny depiction of a child's first trip to a restaurant - which quickly turns into a disaster. Helen Oxenbury's First Storybooks perfectly describe the small but memorable events of childhood. The words are a delight and are perfect for reading aloud, and the pictures warm, affectionate visions of a child's world, which parents and children will instantly recognize and love.

It's My Birthday

It's My Birthday

Author: Helen Oxenbury Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2010

A simple, scrumptious birthday story from beloved author-illustrator, Helen Oxenbury. It's my birthday and I'm going to make a cake, a little boy tells his friends. Will they all help? Yes. The chicken gets some eggs; the bear gets some flour; the cat gets butter and milk; the pig gets a pinch of salt.... And they'll all help to eat the cake too!

It's My Birthday

It's My Birthday

Author: Helen Oxenbury Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/1996

A picture book for young children by a three-times Smarties Book Prize Winner. The toddler in this story is celebrating his birthday and wants to make a cake. So he asks his animal friends for help in getting the ingredients. The chicken gets some eggs, the bear gets flour, the cat gets butter and milk, the pig gets a pinch of salt, the dog gets sugar and the monkey gets some cherries. Then all of them help to make the cake - and eat it, of course! Helen Oxenbury won the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1979, and her other books include the First Picture Books Tom and Pippo and three Smarties Book Prize-winning picture books, So Much (also Winner of the 1994 Kurt Maschler Award), Farmer Duck and We're Going On A Bear Hunt (both of which were also Highly Commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal), Animal Allsorts and Puzzle People .

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