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So Much

Written by Trish Cooke

Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 3+ readers Personal Social Health Economic (PSHE)

LoveReading View on So Much

A special 25th anniversary edition of a modern classic, this is a tender, exuberant celebration of modern family life.

A glorious celebration of the love that a baby in the family generates is beautifully captured in Trish Cooke’s words and Helen Oxenbury’s pictures. There’s a ring at the door. Ding! Dong! One after another all the family come to visit and everyone of them wants to kiss and hug and squeeze that dear little baby because they all love him So Much. A classic that continues to delight now as much as it did when it was first published.

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

So Much Synopsis

Mum and baby are home alone when - DING DONG! - Auntie and then Uncle and Nannie and Gran-Gran and the cousins come to visit. And they all want to hug and kiss and squeeze and eat the baby right up ... because everybody loves the baby SO MUCH! A special 25th anniversary edition of a multiple award-winning story, So Much is a celebration of family life.

Helen Oxenbury's characteristically warm, funny illustrations, paired with Trish Cooke's rhythmic, cumulative story capture the joy of being a baby in a large extended family - a baby who knows that he is absolutely, utterly adored. With a foreword and gorgeous golden foil on the cover and spine, this edition is one to share and treasure.

So Much Press Reviews

Eulogises urban Afro-Caribbean home life through tenderness and humour... a book to savour. TES

Trish Cooke's lovely lilting language and Helen Oxenbury's clever characterisation make it a book to smile over again and again. Books for Keeps

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781406390728
Publication date: 01/09/2019
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781406306651
Publication date: 03/03/2008
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406390728
Publication date: 1st September 2019
Author: Trish Cooke
Illustrator: Helen Oxenbury
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 48 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers
Genres: Family / Home Stories, Personal Social Health Economic , Racism / Multi-Culturalism

About Trish Cooke

Trish Cooke has worked as a TV presenter, has written stage plays and has had numerous acting roles in the theatre and on screen. She is also the author of several picture books including Full, Full, Full of Love. She lives in Bradford. As a child Trish Cooke was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire. Her parents are from Dominica in the West Indies, so she’s “a Yorkshire lass who can speak Dominican patois”. She comes from a large family, with six sisters, three brothers, eight nephews, six nieces, three great-nieces and one great-nephew, all of whom ...

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