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Hey, I Love You! Paperback – Illustrated, 17 Jun 2005


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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books; 1 edition (17 Jun 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405019220
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405019224
  • Product Dimensions: 25.5 x 0.4 x 25.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 899,198 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ian Whybrow is a hugely popular and best-selling children's author, with over 100 books to his name.

Before he began to write full-time, Ian spent much of his working life as a secondary school teacher, mostly as Head of English and Drama and later as Head of Sixth Form.

Originally from Kent, Ian has lived in Hong Kong, New York and various parts of London.

He now divides his time between London and Herefordshire where he enjoys (in no particular order) galleries, museums, digging, cycling, theatres, books, walking with friends, and hedgehogs.

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A small mouse runs after his dad to tell him something important -- across the meadow, along the wall and over the stream, all the way to the barn. Meanwhile, the pictures add another layer as we see the bad cat just waiting to pounce . . . The two mice never see him, but somehow always manage to skip out of the cat's way just at the last moment. Children will love to be one step ahead -- one moment frightened for the safety of our miniature heroes, the next giggling with delight as they escape once again. ROSIE'S WALK meets GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU in a story of genuine warmth and charm.

About the Author

Ian Whybrow is the bestselling author of several picture books for Macmillan, including THE BEDTIME BEAR (1 405 04993 6) and THE NOISY WAY TO BED (0 333 98673 3). SAY HELLO TO THE ANIMALS (1 405 02181 0) was published in March 2005, and this month, June, sees the publication of BABIES CAN! (hb: 0 333 97361 5; pb: 0 333 97362 3). Ian is also well known for his HARRY AND THE DINOSAURS series for Puffin, and is much in demand for his wonderful events at schools and literary festivals.

Rosie Reeve is a bright new talent in children's illustration. She originally trained as a fine artist and her instinctive understanding of colour brings a warmth and freshness to her work. HEY, I LOVE YOU!, her first picture book for Macmillan, was followed in March 2005 by CUDDLE UP TIGHT! (1 405 05153 1), her first book as both author and illustrator.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer of AMAZON-UK! on 15 May 2008
Format: Paperback
....and the Bad Cat!

From the back cover:

'...."Wait for me!"

Small has forgotten to tell Big something important, something that just can't wait!
But will he ever catch up with Big?
And what about that bad old cat?.....'

Large paperback with 24 high quality shiny pages in the popular 2-page spread format.
Beautifully illustrated in pastels throughout, further enhanced by relevant facial expressions!
Easy-to-follow text, emphasised in places for effect..

Example of text:

'The sun was setting when Big said to Small, "I'm off to fetch supper, but just before I go, tell me the special words again."
Small had the special words ready.

(In italics):

"Bolt the door
and lock it tight,
close the curtains
and turn on the light.
If I do, then I will be
safe where the Bad Cat
can't catch me!"

"Good," said Big. "Now, have we forgotten anything?"
Small didn't think so, so Big said goodbye.
And off he went in a hurry.......'

So Small carries out the commands in the poem.....but then he remembers something VERY important indeed.
However, Big is already too far away to hear him tapping at the window.....and so he decides to go and tell Big, despite the warnings re the Bad Cat!
Big is just one step too far away to hear the voice of Small, and although he does hear the odd 'noise', he carries on his mission, unaware of the presence of the Bad Cat at various points throughout!
But....don't worry......all is well that ends well thanks to the now rather VOCIFEROUS Small, and the mice both return home to enjoy their corn supper at the end of the book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Susan Proud on 17 Jan 2010
Format: Paperback
Great story. We had already read it during library group, so knew it well. The story keeps you hanging on right to the end, will he make it or not? When my 3year old daughter finished the final sentence by saying 'hey, i love you', it melts your heart. Every parent should share this story with their child. When i saw the price being asked for it, it was unbelievable, even with p&p. It arrived within a few days,in immaculate condition.
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Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Great story book a regular at bedtime loved by my daughter and us, wonderful illustrations, good second hand quality and value for money
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By Dons on 28 Aug 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
we love this book, really sweet story.
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Amazon.com: 1 review
Excellent! 26 Nov 2012
By Bibiu - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I love this book. I used to read it to my youngest son very often. It is this kind of picture book with beautiful illustration and love story . The love we all have for our kids.
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