Illustrator: Helen Oxenbury

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Book:Big Momma Makes the World

Big Momma Makes the World

Phyllis Root, Helen Oxenbury

With infectious rhythms and down-home language, this utterly original creation myth tells how Big Momma makes the world—even with a baby on her hip and the laundry piled up—and celebrates the beauty of her creation.

Book:Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll, Helen Oxenbury

An unabridged edition with new illustrations by Helen Oxenbury.

For over a hundred years, Lewis Carroll's classic story of logic and lunacy has delighted young and old alike. More abundantly illustrated than previous editions, this award-winning interpretation is full of warmth and humour. The whole approach is contemporary and accessible: Alice herself is a child of today - casually dressed, personable, spirited. In Helen Oxenbury's hands, the topsy-turvy world of Wonderland is a wondrous place indeed! One of the most talked about children's books of 1999, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland won the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Kurt Maschler Award.

Book:The Dragon of an Ordinary Family

The Dragon of an Ordinary Family

Margaret Mahy, Helen Oxenbury

The Belsaki family appear at first to be an ordinary family, but they acquire the most extraordinary pet. Mr Belsaki is determined not to be a "fuddy-duddy" so he buys a "dragon, house trained" from the local pet shop. The pet dragon grows and grows until it fills their whole yard and starts to breathe out smoke and fire.

Book:The Quangle Wangle's Hat

The Quangle Wangle's Hat

Edward Lear, Helen Oxenbury

The Quangle Wangle is lonely in the Crumpetty Tree, until a whole host of creatures come to live on his (very large) beaver hat.

Book:King Jack and the Dragon

King Jack and the Dragon

Peter Bently, Helen Oxenbury

This is a magical, rhyming bedtime picture book starring brave King Jack, a band of faithful knights and a big green dragon. Raaahhh!

Jack, Zak and Caspar were making a den, a mighty great fort for King Jack and his men…Night is falling, bedtime is looming and playtime is nearly over…but brave King Jack is more than a match for dragons and terrible beasties. This magical make-believe adventure, illustrated by picture book star Helen Oxenbury, is the perfect bedtime tale for little boys and brave children everywhere.

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