Item description for Annie Rose Is My Little Sister by Shirley Hughes...
Siblings everywhere will identify with this charmingly realistic story of Shirley Hughes's Alfie and his trying but lovable little sister.
Annie Rose and Alfie have lots of games they like to play together, like being scary monsters or running their own store. But there are some things Annie Rose is too little to do, and even some things Alfie would rather do without her. Still, if Annie Rose is ever sad or cranky, her big brother is the only person who can make her feel better. This is Shirley Hughes at her best - warm and wonderfully observed illustrations and a touching text convey the special bond between siblings.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.5" Width: 8.5" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Mar 31, 2003
ISBN 0763619590 ISBN13 9780763619596
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More About Shirley Hughes
SHIRLEY HUGHES was born in West Kirby, near Liverpool, and studied fashion and dress design at Liverpool Art School, before continuing her studies at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford. She then embarked on a career as a freelance illustrator in London, where she still lives today. She illustrated other writers' work, including Noel Streatfeild, Alison Uttley, Ian Seraillier, Margaret Mahy and notably Dorothy Edwards's My Naughty Little Sister series. Shirley began to write and draw her own picture books when her children were young. Her first book, Lucy and Tom's Day, was published in 1960, and she followed it with, among others, Dogger and the Alfie series. Shirley Hughes has won the Other Award, the Eleanor Farjeon Award, and the Kate Greenaway Medal for Illustration twice, for Dogger in 1977 and for Ella's Big Chance in 2003. In 2007 Dogger was voted the public's favourite Greenaway winner of all time. Shirley received an OBE in 1999 for services to Children's Literature.
Shirley Hughes was born in 1927.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Annie Rose Is My Little Sister?
This book makes me cry! Jul 4, 2007
But in a good way. As a momma to a three-year-old boy and a one-year-old girl, the last line, about how they'll go on being big brother and little sister, "even until we're all grown up" does it to me every time! Such a sweet and realistic view of siblings at this age.
Lovely book for older brothers and brothers-to-be Jan 4, 2007
If you haven't met Alfie yet, this is a gorgeous introduction. We bought this for my 3 year old son when I was expecting my 2nd, which turned out to be a girl. My 3 year old listens very attentively and smiles in all the right places. It's as if he's wondering when he too will be able to do all these things with his little sister.
Uplifting reading for the big brother Aug 13, 2005
This book sweetly celebrates the new--and life-long--relationship between a big brother and his little sister. This year, our 4-year-old son became a big brother. We received other books about big-brotherhood, but many present some pretty dire negatives (the baby will cry a lot, the baby will take your parents' attention, the baby will want your stuff) and I have never even bothered to read them to our son because I didn't want to taint his view of having a little sister. I have no hesitation in reading this book to our son, and as our baby girl grows, I will happily read it to her so she too can hear about the blessing of having a big brother. We initially got this book from the library, but are now purchasing it to keep on hand.
Another wonderful Alfie book Dec 31, 2003
Shirley Hughes captures special childhood moments in her beautifully illustrated books. My daughter has loved all of the Shirley Hughes books we've read, including the Alfie stories (most of which are now out of print) and "Dogger." This new tale of Alfie and Annie Rose is lovely -- your kids will love it (from age 3 on) and you will enjoy reading it to them.
big brothers Apr 5, 2003
I read this book to my son after the new baby arrived to help him understand about being a big brother and he thoroughly enjoyed it.