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A mixture of text, illustration and strip cartoon which depicts humorous episodes of family life. Best friends Chips and Jessie introduce children to their family, friends and pets, including fussy Mrs Hussy from next door, Barkis the dog, Albert the cat, and baby sister Gloria.
|Publication date:||4th April 1996|
|Publisher:||Red Fox an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
Shirley was born in West Kirby, near Liverpool, and studied fashion and dress design at Liverpool Art School, before continuing her studies at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford. She then embarked on a career as a freelance illustrator in London, where she still lives today. She illustrated other writers' work, including Noel Streatfeild, Alison Uttley, Ian Seraillier, Margaret Mahy and notably Dorothy Edwards's My Naughty Little Sister series. Shirley began to write and draw her own picture books when her children were young. Her first book - Lucy and Tom's Day - was published in 1960, ...More About Shirley Hughes
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