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  • Published: 1 October 2013
  • ISBN: 9781849415385
  • Imprint: Red Fox
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.99

Bobbo Goes To School


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Lily is back, and this time she's searching for her beloved lost toy - but Bobbo has gone to school!

When Lily throws Bobbo onto the top of the school bus, she has no idea what an adventure he has in store. This drama-packed book is a race to reunite Lily and lost Bobbo, as well as learning all about school...

  • Pub date: 1 October 2013
  • ISBN: 9781849415385
  • Imprint: Red Fox
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Shirley Hughes

Shirley 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, and a CBE in 2017. She is the first recipient of Booktrust's Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Praise for Bobbo Goes To School

“Shirley Hughes' timeless artwork brings to life another beautiful tale of childhood...The artwork records emotions wonderfully...Bobbo Goes to School brings a different perspective on school, which might be welcome by children who are a bit nervous about this imminent change.”

Library Mice - blog

“Every bookshelf should have Bobbo Goes to School...Shirley Hughes is great at conveying everyday life in all its humdrum importance to a young child.”

Junior London magazine

“The pictures were beautifully detailed and colourful ... I can see why Shirley Hughes is a well loved author”

Reba and Amatullah, guardian.co.uk


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