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all around me a first book of childhood  by shirley hughes
all around me a first book of childhood by shirley hughes
all around me a first book of childhood by shirley hughes

All Around Me - A First Book of Childhood

A delightful book about firsts for ages 0-5 years

£12.99 GBP

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"All Around Me A First Book of Childhood" is a charming illustrated introduction to childhood concepts, counting, shapes, noises and more by beloved British illustrator and author Shirley Hughes. This book explores the world through a child's eyes, from the awe of a summer storm to the comfort of a parent's embrace. Perfect for young readers, this book celebrates the magic of 'firsts' in childhood in a gentle and heartwarming way.

Join Katy and her little brother Olly as they have a wonderful time learning about the world around them. From counting in the park with Grandpa, waiting to cross the road with Mum, or even the very noisy sound of Dad vacuuming, there are so many first things to discover on their childhood adventures.

A classic collection of first experiences this beautiful book is perfect for gifting at baby showers. Shirley Hughes has produced timeless classics for small children and this book brings together a selection of the best. The book is well presented in a hardcover with beloved illustrations. This book will be treasured by all.

This is a delightful book about firsts from the grande dame of picture books, Shirley Hughes, and an excellent gift for a toddler. All accompanied, of course, by her gorgeous, squeezable, kissable, chubby children. The Times, Best Books of the Year 2019

Hardback: 64 Pages

Illustrated: 50 colour illustrations

Age: 1-5

Sustainably printed

Dimensions: 22.5 x 1.3 x 26.8 cm

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All Around Me - A First Book of Childhood

£12.99 GBP

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