I Hear

I Hear Helen Oxenbury s brilliant board books have delighted a generation of babies Now from the most widely loved of artists comes a reissue of a board book to help very young children explore their worlds

  • Title: I Hear
  • Author: Helen Oxenbury
  • ISBN: 9781564025487
  • Page: 314
  • Format: Board Book
  • Helen Oxenbury s brilliant board books have delighted a generation of babies Now from the most widely loved of artists comes a reissue of a board book to help very young children explore their worlds In I HEAR, a baby listens to a bird sing, a dog bark, and a watch tick Full of character and humor, this charming book forms a winsome introduction to the senses.

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      Published :2019-07-04T02:41:41+00:00


    About “Helen Oxenbury

    • Helen Oxenbury

      enpedia wiki Helen_OxMarried to John BurninghamGrowing up in Ipswich, England, Helen Oxenbury loved nothing than drawing As a teenager, she entered art school and basked in the pleasure of drawing, and nothing but drawing, all day During vacations she helped out at the Ipswich Repertory Theatre workshop, mixing paints for set designers It was there that she decided her future lay in theater design While studying costume design, however, Helen Oxenbury was told by a teacher, This is hopeless, you know You ought to go and do illustrations you re much interested in the character, and we don t know who s going to play the part But sets and scenery, not books, remained Helen Oxenbury s preoccupation for several years as she embarked on careers in theater, film, and TV After marrying John Burningham, another of the world s most eminent children s book illustrators, and giving birth to their first child, at last she turned to illustrating children s books When I had babies, Helen Oxenbury says, I wanted to be home with them and look for something to do there Today, Helen Oxenbury is among the most popular and critically acclaimed illustrators of her time Her numerous books for children include the Greenaway Medal winning ALICE S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND and its companion, ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, both by Lewis Carroll Smarties Book Prize winning FARMER DUCK by Martin Waddell SO MUCH by Trish Cooke as well as her classic board books for babies More recently, she collaborated with author Phyllis Root on the jubilant, no nonsense tall tale BIG MOMMA MAKES THE WORLD As I read Phyllis s text, I imagined Big Momma as part Buddha, part housewife, she says It was intimidating to create a whole world, but very enjoyable And what does she love most about her work Thinking up new ideas Seeing the finished book Not at all For Helen, The best part is when I think I know what I m doing and I ve completed a few drawings In fact, when I get about a third of the way through, and I feel I m on my way, then I m happy It s like reading a good book you don t want it to end Helen Oxenbury and her husband make their home in London, where the illustrator works in a nearby studio She is also an avid tennis player.



    577 thoughts on “I Hear


    • This is another story by Helen Oxenbury that is also a board book. My favorite thing about this make of book is that it is specifically designed for children. The bright colors and simplistic drawings are enticing to them, the pages are big and thick making it easy for them to hold and turn pages, and the limited amount of words used makes it easy for the reader to really help the child focus on making a connection between the word and the picture without having to weed through all of the other [...]


    • Reprinted and/or excerpt included in The 20th-Century Children's Book Treasury: Picture Books and Stories to Read Aloud.


    • Good little board book for sharing with babies and toddlers. I'd use this with PreK, reading it then listing or having them draw other things they hear.




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