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Helpers (Red Fox Picture Books) Paperback – 21 May 1992


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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Red Fox; New Ed edition (21 May 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099926504
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099926504
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 0.3 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 536,287 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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, and she followed it with, among others, Dogger and the Alfie series. Shirley Hughes has won the Other Award, the Eleanor Farjeon Award, and the Kate Greenaway Medal for Illustration twice, for Dogger in 1977 and for Ella's Big Chance in 2003. In 2007 Dogger was voted the public's favourite Greenaway winner of all time. Shirley received an OBE in 1999 for services to Children's Literature.

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Shirley Hughes' deadpan text and expressive, humorous illustrations portray the trials and tribulations of looking after young children. While George, the babysitter, attempts to create order, the children follow on behind creating even more chaos! The large print, simple text and detailed colour illustrations make this familiar tale of family life ideal for young readers to tackle alone.

Highly commended for the 1995 Kate Greenaway Medal and winner of the 1996 Other Award, this timeless classic will be enjoyed by parents and children alike, and shows Shirley Hughes' wonderful skill as the writer and illustrator of stories that capture the essence of family life.

About the Author

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, and she followed it with, among others, Dogger and the Alfie series.

Shirley Hughes has won the Other Award, the Eleanor Farjeon Award, and the Kate Greenaway Medal for Illustration twice, for Dogger in 1977 and for Ella's Big Chance in 2003. In 2007 Dogger was voted the public's favourite Greenaway winner of all time. Shirley received an OBE in 1999 for services to Children's Literature.


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Tamara M. Shand on 25 July 2011
Format: Paperback
I loved this book both for its simple text and lovely illustrations. It depicts an ordinary day at home with a babysitter which I think children will easily relate to.
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By Mary Slaymaker on 25 Aug. 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Just as expected
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5 of 18 people found the following review helpful By kliburd@gibnynex.gi on 11 Mar. 2001
Format: Paperback
I was not inammoured with this story. It lacks excitment, wit and interest. The only saving grace of this book is the beautiful 1950's / 60's illustrations with an attention to detail.
Helpers is a story about a typical day with the childminder. It takes you through an array of activites that any pre-school child can identify with.
The real story however, lies in the pictures rather than the lack lustre text.
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