Shirley Hughes Let's Join In: Four Stories

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Let's Join In: Four Stories

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9780763608248: Let's Join In: Four Stories

Four stories, each about a simple verb--hiding, giving, chatting, and bouncing--show the many lively situations each experience can evoke, in a spirited volume with simple, rhythmic text and warm, realistic illustrations.

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A friendly, round-faced little girl leads young readers (and near-readers) through four of the most pleasurable occupations known to humankind: hiding, giving, chatting, and bouncing. Because, really, is there any better way to pass time than chatting with the cat or bouncing on Daddy first thing in the morning? The stories in this collection focus on every aspect of the described activity, with unique kid's-eye perspectives. For example, the dog Buster "always hides when it's time for his bath, and so does Mom's wallet "when we're all ready to go shopping." The intense drama of a child's life is easy to overlook in the adult world of serious Issues. But British author and illustrator Shirley Hughes manages to get right in there and celebrate the truly important things: a baby giving his sister two soggy bread crusts, and a bunch of friends bouncing on big cushions. Hughes, a favorite among readers young and old, has once again captured the exquisite joy and humor of childhood. Her appealing illustrations invite readers to stay a while, just to explore the keenly observed colors and details. (Ages 4 to 7) --Emilie Coulter

About the Author:

Shirley Hughes has illustrated more than 200 children's books and is one of the best-loved writers for children. She has won the Kate Greenaway Medal twice and has been awarded the OBE for her distinguished service to children's literature. In 2007, Dogger was voted the UK's favourite Kate Greenaway Medal-winning book of all time. Shirley lives in West London.

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