Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Shirley Hughes' new books


One of our favorite picture book
authors and illustrators is England's
Shirley Hughes. I love her because
she writes of the ordinary things a
child does in childhood. Her new
books are just as wonderful! Shirley
is 83 . The first one is based on her
childhood in Liverpool and a mother
with two children and very poor.
It was in Shirley's mind and heart
to write such a story based on the
1930's in her childhood place. It is
a touching story at Christmas of
kindness and loving one another so
don't let the title fool you. It is a
longer book than the one below.
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_3M-N-pevHKY/TPLDeWC-7II/AAAAAAAAEAQ/QlHx5UOF308/s1600/610VIuLU7vL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Her other new book tells exactly
what the title says.
Not alot of writing on each page and
the illustrations are priceless.
Lily just doesn't want to go when she
has to stay at a neighbor's because
her mother is sick.

Good interview of Shirley last year
from the Guardian.

http://images.indiebound.com/919/650/9780763650919.jpg

2 comments:

Nancy said...

Dogger is one of my all-time favorite picture books. So funny, I just wrapped The Christmas Eve Ghost for Lauren!

podso said...

I love even just seeing the covers!