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The Growing Story

Written by Ruth Krauss

Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

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The Growing Story Review

Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 3+ readers Featured Books for 5+ readers

Share the universal experience of growing up and discover the rhythms of the seasons in this wonderfully timeless story.

This charming story will enchant younger readers and is perfect for sharing aloud. Beautifully presented as an illustrated paperback, it is the perfect book for all little children wondering if they're growing too.


The Growing Story Synopsis

A classically beautiful picture book from Helen Oxenbury and Ruth Krauss.

A little boy, some chicks and a puppy live on a farm. They see the first signs of spring growing in the fields and the little boy asks his mother if he and the puppy will grow too. Of course you will, she assures him, and as spring turns to summer he sees his dog growing taller and the chicks become chickens. But as the seasons change and everything grows around him, the little boy feels like he has stayed the same. Can he really be growing too? 

The Growing Story Press Reviews

Praise for The Growing Story:

'A book to treasure.' Irish Examiner

Praise for 'We're Going On a Bear Hunt' by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury:

'Beautifully produced, written and illustrated, this is a classic work for any age at any period.' The Independent on Sunday

Praise for 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll and Helen Oxenbury:

'Simply one to own.' The Times

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ISBN: 9780007254514
Publication date: 29/07/2021
Publisher: HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007254514
Publication date: 29th July 2021
Author: Ruth Krauss
Illustrator: Helen Oxenbury
Publisher: HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Genres: Family / Home Stories
Collections: Books about the Human Body,

About Ruth Krauss

On July 25, 1901, Ruth Krauss was born in Baltimore, Maryland. She went to school and spent the majority of her time drawing and reading. She published many children's books; her first , A Good Man and His Good Wife, was published in 1944. Of all her books, her favorites include The Carrot Seed and A Hole is To Dig. However, Ruth felt her best books were Other Tales from Children, and Somebody Else's Nut Tree. On July 10, 1993, Krauss died in Westport, Connecticut.

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