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The Shirley Hughes Collection Hardcover – 5 Oct 2000
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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
"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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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!
I thought there might be a few marks on the inside cover from the description given. The book is well worn, cover torn in several places. I will use it with the grandchildren but can't give it as a gift 🙁
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