Don't Want to Go! by Shirley Hughes
  

Don't Want to Go!

Written by Shirley Hughes

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In her warm and readily recognisable illustrations, award winning illustrator Shirley Hughes always captures the small but important details of how young children feel.

When Mum is ill one day, Dad says Lily has to go to Melanie’s house, but Lily doesn’t want to go! Thankfully, through the course of the day Lily finds lots of new things that she likes including a baby and a dog and when Dad comes to fetch her, she doesn’t want to go home!

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Don't Want to Go! by Shirley Hughes

Mum is ill and Dad has to go to work, so Lily will have to go to Melanie's house for the day. Dad says she'll have lots of fun, but there's a problem: Lily doesn't want to go! Join Lily as she braves Melanie's house, and realises that doing new things needn't be scary after all.


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Hughes is such a phenomenon - this is as good as anything she's done * Observer * Hughes takes the simplest of themes . . . and gives it universal significance. Make that woman a dame! * Sunday Telegraph * Pre-school children will relate to this new story . . . For Hughes to produce yet another classic book is unquestionably a remarkable achievement for someone who first illustrated a children's book in 1953 * Books for Keeps * Shirley Hughes beautifully captures the little details and small moments of an insecure toddler's life . . . Hughes really understands the worries and fears of small children, she knows instinctively how to step back and observe the small details -- Niamh Sharkey * The Irish Times * Like Alfie, Lily is set to become a big favourite with the pre-school child -- Jack Ousbey * Carousel *

About the Author

Shirley Hughes

Winner of the Book Trust Lifetime Achievement Award 2015.

Shirley Hughes has won many prestigious awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal twice. She began to write and design her own picture books when she had a young family and has now published more than two hundred titles. Shirley's first novel, Hero on a Bicycle (9781406336115) was published by Walker in 2012, and her critically acclaimed adventure, Whistling in the Dark was published in 2015. She lives in West London.

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Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Shirley Hughes
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Author's Website

http://www.alfiebooks.co.uk...

Publisher

Red Fox an imprint of Random House Children's Books

Publication date

7th April 2011

ISBN

9781862306707

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