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When I Was a Child

When I Was a Child

A gorgeous lyrical book celebrating the beauty in the world, no matter how old you are.

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ISBN 9781444928860
Barcode 9781444928860
Published 12 March 2019 by Hachette Children's Books
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Stanton, Andy
Illustrated by Litchfield, David
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ISBN-13 9781444928860
ISBN-10 1444928864
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Hachette Children's Books
Imprint Hodder Children's Books
Publication Date 12 March 2019
International Publication Date 7 March 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Stanton, Andy
Illustrated by Litchfield, David
Category Picture Storybooks
Neurology & Clinical Neurophysiology
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 240mm
Height: 290mm
Spine: 5mm
Weight 212g
Interest Age 0-5 years
Reading Age 0-5 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 961698

Description of this Book

There is magic in everything. The world is a spinning star, No matter how old you are. This visually stunning book is a celebration of the the special bond between a grandparent and child as they share the magic, joy and love in the world, both past and present. This book brings together two of the most exciting talents in children's books - Andy Stanton and David Litchfield.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review While many children's books are a gentle nudge to marvel at the everyday, to see the magic in the mundane, some of the best conjure an enchanting vision of the world and plunge readers straight in. When I Was a Child (Hodder Children's, GBP12.99) is one such book: a new collaboration between acclaimed authors Andy Stanton (the Mr Gum series) and David Litchfield (creator of The Bear and the Piano books; on illustrating duties here), which looks at life through the eyes of a grandmother and her granddaughter Emily and dazzles from cover to cover. To begin, we see how life was once a colourful crystal jewel , full of fun for the grandmother until the magic shrank away. And it's not around today. As Emily resolves to show her grandmother that the world is still extraordinary, the story's images grow ever more fantastical. Reminiscent of Studio Ghibli animations and the tender drawings of Oliver Jeffers, mysterious creatures grin from the sky, seahorses swim under the toes of paddling children and landscapes buzz with life. A celebration of intergenerational affection, it also has a subtle but thoughtful environmental message running through, with the grandmother describing how in her childhood the rivers ran young and wild . Above all, though, it's a reminder not to forget how wise kids can be: Come with me, Emily says. I can show you how to see. * The Observer *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Andy Stanton (Author) Andy Stanton has written eight books about Mr Gum, along with further successful fiction and picture book titles. He was overall winner of the Red House Children's Book Award for You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum! and won the inaugural Roald Dahl Funny Prize for Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear. He has twice won the Blue Peter Book Award for Best Book With Pictures, and been shortlisted for a host of other awards. David Litchfield (Illustrator) David Litchfield first started to draw when he was very young, creating comics for his older brother and sister. Since then his work has appeared in magazines, newspapers, books and on T-shirts. David's first picture book The Bear and the Piano won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize. He lives in Bedfordshire.

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