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The Shirley Hughes Collection [Hardcover]

Shirley Hughes
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
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Book Description

5 Oct 2000
Shirley Hughes is one of the best known and most popular creators of children's books, and her keen observation of family life have earned her a special place in the hearts of children and adults. This unique collection brings together some of her very best work and celebrates her amazing achievements over the years. There's a wealth of treasure for children of all ages to enjoy, beginning with a selection of simple rhymes and stories and moving on to some of Shirley's classic picture books featuring such well-loved favourites as Dogger, Alfie and Annie Rose. Enjoy stories from My Naughty Little Sister as well as a wealth of other characters. There's also a selection of stories for older readers including The Lion and the Unicorn and Enchantment in the Garden, which combine satisfyingly longer texts with marvellously expansive pictures. Shirley Hughes' warmth and versatility shine from every page of this stunning collection which will captivate readers of all ages and take pride of place on the family bookshelf.

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  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Bodley Head; 1st edition (5 Oct 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0370326822
  • ISBN-13: 978-0370326825
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 27.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,341 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon Review

Shirley Hughes has a reputation for capturing those "toddler moments" to perfection with her collection of mischievous characters who mirror the lives of little ones everywhere.

The Shirley Hughes Collection brings together the very best of her work in a beautifully presented gift book that makes a fine addition to any bookshelf. Featuring Lucy and Tom, Alfie, Dogger and Naughty Little Sister stories, this is a gloriously glossy book that shines with the warmth and humour of a fine illustrator with a keen eye on what small children really care about. (Ages 2-4) --Susan Harrison

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"An author who needs no introduction, but what a joy to find so much of her work brought together in one superlative book. This really is a celebration of a remarkable author/illustrator and it's a book to cherish. The book is in four sections, according to age, so there are many many years of sheer joy to be had, from Mudlarks, on to Dogger, then Sea Singing and Enchantment in the Garden. Shirley Hughes' portrayal of family life and of children is timeless and has brought pleasure to so many, so this is a fitting celebration. The book illustrates the extraordinary versatility of this author who manages to create marvellous stories which enthrall all ages. The book is beautifully produced, with all the original illustrations and deserves pride of place in every child's library, and many adults will have fond memories of many of the stories and will delight in sharing them with their own children." (Parents In Touch)

"A little nostalgia never goes amiss at Christmas. So, if you remember Dogger, Alfie and Lucy and Tom, they are all here, in this vast collection. Ranging from early stories and rhymes to longer tales for older juniors, this lavishly illustrated collection makes a lovely family gift." (Carousel)

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77 of 77 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One dream of a book! 15 Feb 2001
By TCAM79
Format:Hardcover
I am not a toddler. I am not a mother of growing children. I am a student in my early twenties, and I simply love this book! When I was a child, the books of Shirley Hughes were among my favourites: because of the funny, endearing, recognisable stories, and not in the least because of her wonderful illustrations. They are little pieces of art, each and everyone. Nobody can depict young children the way they are like Shirley Hughes. When I found this book, I was thrilled. It contains old favourites like Dogger and Alfie, but also some stories I did not know yet, and that are not specifically aimed at children, like The Lion and the Unicorn and Angel on the Roof.
A wonderful collection in a collectible edition, to be enjoyed for years to come!
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
By Miss K TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Shirley Hughes is such an incredible children's book artist - she manages to portray young children with amazing accuracy: their expressions, movement, gestures and all the subtleties that a great illustrator is able to communicate so well.

The pictures are so animated that they really bring the stories to life. It's a substantial volume and excellent value for money. I think fans of Shirley Hughes will also appreciate the variety of illustrations you get in this collection. The book is divided into four sections as follows:

1) Stories and rhymes for the nursery years
2) Stories and poems for young children
3) Stories and poems for older children
4) Stories for all to enjoy

The stories and amazing illustrations capture the imagination so well and I think this collection is a real treat for children - simply brilliant!
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for all children. 23 Dec 2007
By N. King
Format:Hardcover
This book is wonderful. I bought it for my sons 7th birthday. He had mentioned Shirley Hughes a few times having read stories at school. We love reading the stories together, they are so wholesome and innocent which is very refreshing when usually surrounded by simpsons, pokemon etc. I would recommend this book to anyone with children.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comforting and funny 16 Oct 2008
Format:Hardcover
This is such a wonderful, wonderful book with beautiful illustrations. The stories are just what children experience and they can recognise themselves in them. Since we bought this book it has been favourite and has to be read everywhere (a bit difficult because it is quite big) and over and over. It is so cute that I don't mind reading it over and over either!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Childrens' Book! 9 Sep 2009
Format:Hardcover
This is a lovely book for young children with a good mix of stories and verses and some charming illustrations.
I bought a copy for my own Sons and they particularly love "Alfie and Annie-Rose" stories.
I have now bought several copies too and given them as new baby/christening/birthday gifts.
An attractive hardbacked book to give as a gift and share the joy of Shirley Hughes storytelling.The Shirley Hughes CollectionThe Big Alfie Out of Doors Storybook (Red Fox picture books)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous book and a trip down memory lane. 8 Jun 2010
By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover
As a child I was transfixed by the stories of Alfie and My Naughty Little Sister. This book brings together a collection of Shirley Hughes stories to suit a child from 6 months to around 12 years or so. The book is divided into sections for younger children, beginning readers and older children. There is something here for everyone from poetry to simple stories to longer more advanced tales. All are illustrated with the fabulous Shirley Hughes pictures. There are stories here I loived as a child and which my own son now adores too - his current favourite is a tale about My Naughty Little Sister attending Bad Harry's birthday party with disasterous consequences.

The book is hardback and beautiful to look at and hold, I can see that over time the sleeve would become damaged and torn but maybe this is part of the charm that a well loved and well read book has. My son was given this for Christmas and we have been reading and re-reading it ever since - and we still haven't read everything yet as there are lots of favourite tales and poems.

Worth buying and loving.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent 1 Jan 2010
Format:Hardcover
Another great book I bought for Poppy. She reads this out to all her toys and to us. It is so lovely.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great memories 20 Nov 2009
Format:Hardcover
these stories never fail to amuse children. When my children were at school these were resd at story time either by me or the school teacher.I bought this book for my grandson Riley and my god daughter hermione to read to them like i did my son and daughter. I would reccommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good childrens book or one to read to children i can asure you that they will love alfie and annie rose as well as dogger
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice but heavy
It is a very nice book but just like my other collection, it is heavy. If I can do it again I will just buy the story one by one.
Published 16 days ago by Mrs. X. Li
3.0 out of 5 stars Not well listed
Book was in very poor condition when it turned up and not described as such. It was a shame as it was for my son
Published 2 months ago by Stuart Hazeldine
5.0 out of 5 stars family reading book
Just like the old days fantastic to read to the grandchildren, they love it, great looking book to it should last.
Published 3 months ago by paul
4.0 out of 5 stars A mixed pot!.
The collection covers different age groups i.e. a boy loosing his stuffed dog to a boy coping with war time evacuation. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mary Bluck
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book to add to your collection
This is the first book of Shirley Hughes that I purchased. I didn't grow up with her books either. I bought it after reading reviews and had a peek inside the book. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Dancer In The Storm
5.0 out of 5 stars Shirley Hughes
This was a birthday present for my grand daughter. I don't know who liked it best the mother or daughter.
Published 5 months ago by Calamity Kate
4.0 out of 5 stars A favourite bedtime book
Although it feels quite dated, or traditional, our child loves hearing the stories etc. this keeps being picked off the shelf by her. Says it all really. Read more
Published 7 months ago by fg
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed not as in description due to front cover being torn a bit...
Disappointed with this book only because of the front cover having a significant rip which spoils the front book appearance .
Published 9 months ago by patricia cherry
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth buying for the illustrations alone
Superb collection of stories which will last the child a long time because of the range and level of difficulty. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Jd
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Story Book
Bought this book for my 4 year old niece as a Birthday gift. Lovely selection of well written stories. She absolutely loves it!!
Published 10 months ago by readinghappy
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