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  • Published: 1 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781862306707
  • Imprint: Red Fox Picture Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.99

Don't Want to Go!



A wonderfully reassuring tale from master storyteller, Shirley Hughes

Mum is ill and Dad has to go to work, so Lily will have to go to Melanie’s house for the day. Dad says she'll have lots of fun, but there’s a problem: Lily doesn't want to go!

Join Lily as she braves Melanie's house, and realises that doing new things needn't be scary after all...

  • Published: 1 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781862306707
  • Imprint: Red Fox Picture Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.99

Praise for Don't Want to Go!

Hughes is such a phenomenon - this is as good as anything she's done.

The Observer

Hughes takes the simplest of themes [...] and gives it universal significance. Make that woman a dame!

The Sunday Telegraph

Pre-school children will relate to this new story... for Hughes to produce yet another classic book is unquestionably a remarkable achievement for someone who first illustrated a children's book in 1953

Books for Keeps

Shirley Hughes beautifully captures the little details and small moments of an insecure toddler's life... Hughes really understands the worries and fears of small children, she knows instinctively how to step back and observe the small details.

Niamh Sharkey, The Irish Times

Every picture tells a story ... and what pictures they are!

Lancashire Evening Post

Like Alfie, Lily is set to become a big favourite with the pre-school child.

Jack Ousbey, Carousel

Wonderfully observed characters which will strike a chord with every family, this addresses the issues of insecurity felt by toddlers and addresses those concerns in an approachable and reassuring way. A lovely book which will deservedly become a favourite in many homes. Highly recommended.

Parents in touch

Famous for the much-loved Alfie stories and Dogger, this author knows exactly how a child's mind works, and not only tells each story brilliantly, but illustrates them to appeal to young minds too...if your child is reluctant to try new things, this may be the bit of reassurance they're after.

South Wales Argus

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