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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.
Sharing books with your baby is one of the most joyful bits of early parenthood, especially when the books are as beautiful and as full of love and laughter as this classic by Helen Oxenbury. Even very little babies will be fascinated by the illustrations, and they’ll be captivated by the events described too. There may be only four spreads, but the action still builds cleverly to a wonderful climax, sure to have babies giggling aloud or joining in. Gorgeous in every way, this is a perfect first book. You might also like Tickle, Tickle - another First Book for Babies, illustrated and written by Helen Oxenbury.
Sharing this book with babies and the very young is a joyful experience for parent and child, guaranteed to bring laughter into every day. Little babies love looking at picture of other very young children and here a group of toddlers sprawl and tumble across the pages. Each illustration is full of its own delights and they build to a wonderful ending that will have children giggling with anticipation. One of the best books for babies ever created. You might also like All Fall Down - another First Book for Babies, illustrated and written by Helen Oxenbury.
A perfect introduction to the wonderful world of rhymes and stories and the delight they bring. Helen Oxenbury’s gentle but witty illustrations make the perfect match for simple traditional rhymes before moving on to longer traditional tales such as The Three Billy Goats Gruff and Goldilocks.
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.
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!
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 .