Out and About: A First Book of Poems (Hardcover)

Out and About: A First Book of Poems By Shirley Hughes, Shirley Hughes (Illustrator) Cover Image

Out and About: A First Book of Poems (Hardcover)

By Shirley Hughes, Shirley Hughes (Illustrator)


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The internationally acclaimed Shirley Hughes offers a treasury of seasonal poems that evoke the day-to-day experiences of the very young.

In this joyous collection of poems, Katie and her little brother, Olly, are ready for whatever each day offers—sunshine, wind, rain, mist, or snow. From the happy sights and sounds of the beach to the quiet beauty of leaves in a rain puddle, this exuberant volume captures to perfection the everyday wonder of being out and about.
Shirley Hughes (1927–2022) was the author of more than fifty children’s books and the illustrator of some two hundred more. One of the world’s best-loved writers for children, she received the Kate Greenaway Medal twice and was awarded an OBE for her distinguished service to children’s literature. In 2007, her book Dogger was voted the U.K.’s favorite Kate Greenaway Medal–winning book of all time.
Product Details ISBN: 9780763676445
ISBN-10: 0763676446
Publisher: Candlewick
Publication Date: March 10th, 2015
Pages: 56
Language: English
Sweeter and emotionally safer verse for the very young comes from the prolific British writer and illustrator Shirley Hughes. “Out and About: A First Book of Poems” is full of breezes and sunshine.
—The Wall Street Journal

This first book of poems is perfect for reading aloud and for a search through the pictures for lively kids, dogs, squirrels and birds.
—Washington Parent

Hughes’s pen-and-watercolor illustrations, the stars of this show, are deliciously full of motion...her approach is gentle, humorous, old-fashioned, full of human character.
—The Boston Globe

Young readers and listeners will be able to relate to these outings. Cadence, meter, and rhyme long to be read aloud.
—School library Connection