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  • Published: 5 January 2021
  • ISBN: 9780857552150
  • Imprint: Jonathan Cape
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 28
  • RRP: $14.99

Avocado Baby




A reissue of the classic board book - now cased

A new edition of the classic board book beautifully reissued - celebrating the power of babies... and avocados!

The Hargraves are a weak and puny family. When a new baby arrives, they're willing to try anything to make it grow big and strong. Even avocado . . .

"Amusing for adults, impressive for toddlers, good for greengrocers" The Observer

"John Burningham is one of the most outstanding author-illustrators of children's books today . . ." Twentieth-Century Children's Writers
John Burningham is the much-loved creator of Mr Gumpy's Outing and Would You Rather.

  • Published: 5 January 2021
  • ISBN: 9780857552150
  • Imprint: Jonathan Cape
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 28
  • RRP: $14.99

About the author

John Burningham

John Burningham studied illustration and graphic design at the Central School of Art, graduating with distinction in 1959. Many illustration commissions followed including iconic posters for London Transport, before the publication of Borka: the Adventures of a Goose with No Feathers, John’s first book for children (Cape, 1963) which won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration and heralded the beginning of an extraordinary career.

John Burningham has since written and illustrated over thirty picture books, that have been translated and distributed all over the world. These feature his classic and much loved children’s books including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, by Ian Fleming (Jonathan Cape, 1964); Mr Gumpy’s Outing (Jonathan Cape, 1970) also awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal; Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne (Jonathan Cape, 1972); The ShoppingBasket (Random House, 1980); The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (Penguin/Puffin, 1983); Granpa (Jonathan Cape, 1984) later made into an animated film and Oi! Get offour Train (Jonathan Cape, 1989) and various books for adults England (Jonathan Cape, 1992); France (Jonathan Cape, 1998); The Time of Your Life (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2002) and When We Were Young (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2004).

John is married to the illustrator, Helen Oxenbury. They have three children, three grandchildren and a dog named Miles. They live in London.

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