Out And About: A First Book Of Poems

Out and AboutEighteen simple poems tell about young Katie and her baby brother, Olly, experiencing the weather and the seasons. They go “out and about” in shiny boots and “slither and slide” in the mud in spring. Throughout summer and fall, they build sand castles and harvest fruits, nuts, and berries. In winter, they hope for a Christmas surprise. Exuberant, realistic pen and watercolor paintings highlight people and their activities in each season. The poetry is fresh and filled with beautiful language. mjw
Title: Out And About: A First Book Of Poems
Author: Shirley Hughes
Illustrator
: Shirley Hughes
Publisher
: Candlewick Press. Somerville, Massachusetts
Copyright
: 2015
Original Language
: English
Original Copyright
: 1988
ISBN
: 978-0-7636-7644-5
Hardcover pages
: 56
Age range
: 2-7
Genre
: Poetry
Author’s ethnicity
: English
Author’s residence
: London
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: English
Illustrator’s residence
: London
Awards
: Author has won the Kate Greenaway Medal twice. 2010 shortlisted for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. 1984 Eleanor Farjeon Award
Subjects
: Brothers and sisters, Children’s poetry, Outdoor life, Seasons

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