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Shirley Hughes has illustrated more than two hundred children's books and is one of the world's best-loved writers for children. She has won the Kate Greenaway Medal twice and has been 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. Shirley Hughes lives in London.


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

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