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Hey, I Love You! Paperback – Illustrated, 17 Jun 2005
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"Wait! We've forgotten something important!"
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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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.
"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!
And with all this excitement, I wonder if you can guess what the mice had actually forgotten?
Super read-with-me story with lots of opportunity to join in!
Younger children enjoy the trepidation and 'spotting' the Bad Cat who is lurking on each page, a paw here or an ear there.......whilst Big is busy searching for supper!
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