A tender and humorous look at modern family life, with exuberant art from the illustrator of We're Going on a Bear Hunt. Celebrate the warmth of Afro-Caribbean family life in this multiple award-winning picture book from Trish Cooke and Helen Oxenbury, illustrator of We're Going on a Bear Hunt. Mum and baby are home alone when - DING DONG! - Auntie and then Uncle and Nannie and Gran-Gran and the cousins come to visit..
And they all want to hug and kiss and squeeze and eat the baby right up - because everybody loves the baby SO MUCH! With Helen Oxenbury lending her characteristic warmth and humour to a most exuberant family party, Trish Cooke's rhythmic, cumulative story captures the joy of being the baby in a large extended family - a baby who knows that he is absolutely, utterly adored.This book is simply magical. Its lovely how the legendary illustrator Helen Oxenbury has told the wonderful Black story by Trish Cooke in such an evocative way. A Cottage Noir favourite
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It wouldn’t be The Cornrow without a book edit. Our co-founder Kemi is a voracious reader and her dream was to open her own book store, well here it is!! She knows The Cornrow visitors will be a well read bunch too, so she has kept the edit at must have classics and the latest releases! Enjoy!