Olly and Me by Shirley Hughes

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With typically charming realism, Shirley Hughes illustrates a special sibling bond that small children will find reassuringly familiar.

A visit to the library, making pancakes with Dad, slooshing with water in the yard — in this collection of poems and anecdotes, a young girl named Katie tells of her family and friends and the everyday moments that make up her world. Most especially, there is Olly, her little brother, who does many things with Katie and, to her chagrin, even tries to join in when she’s doing ballet. From the acclaimed author-illustrator of ANNIE ROSE IS MY LITTLE SISTER comes another endearing ode to a brother-and-sister pair.

About Shirley Hughes

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Shirley Hughes has illustrated more than two hundred children’s books and is renowned as a champion of children’s literature. She has been the recipient of the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Eleanor Farjeon Award, and in 1999 she was honored with an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) for her distinguished services to children’s literature. About children’s books, she says, "The stories and pictures we take to our hearts as children remain with us always." Shirley Hughes lives in London.
Published April 5, 2004 by Walker Books Ltd. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In "Old Bones," Katie ponders a huge dinosaur skeleton: "When Olly and I are standing/ under its tail, looking at its/ great teeth, I wonder what/ it would be like to meet/ an alive one./ But Dad says there/ were no people/ living in the world then./ Luckily."

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