Out and About A First Book of Poems

Written by Shirley Hughes

Illustrated by Shirley Hughes

Key Stage 1 Poetry Books for Children Poetry

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The poetry and timeless images from Shirley Hughes' classic collection depict an evocative relish for the great Outdoors.

From the joys of the seaside to the miseries of the sickbed, this exuberant volume captures to perfection the world of childhood. It is a beautiful gift edition of the classic picture book, with a new introduction by Shirley Hughes.

Out and About A First Book of Poems Synopsis

In this wonderful collection of poems, Katie and her little brother Olly romp through the changing seasons, taking pleasure in the different elements and weather conditions - sunshine, wind, rain, mist, snow...

Out and About A First Book of Poems Press Reviews

Shirley Hughes is a national treasure.  Philip Pullman

Hughes at her best. Simple, evocative rhymes conjure up images that then explode in the magnificent richness of her paintings. Guardian

No on understands better the springs of delight in words and pictures. TES

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406357301
Publication date: 1st October 2014
Author: Shirley Hughes
Illustrator: Shirley Hughes
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 56 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1
Topics: Poetry , Poetry

About Shirley Hughes

Winner of the Book Trust Lifetime Achievement Award 2015.   Shirley Hughes has won many prestigious awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal twice. She began to write and design her own picture  books when she had a young family and has now published more than two hundred titles. Shirley's first novel, Hero on a Bicycle (9781406336115) was published by Walker in 2012, and her critically acclaimed adventure, Whistling in the Dark was published in 2015. She lives in West London.   Click here to read more about the author.

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