Oliver: Oliver (who travelled far and wide) and the Noisy Baby

Oliver: Oliver (who travelled far and wide) and the Noisy Baby

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Oliver's baby sister won't stop crying. Oliver gets in his plane and travels to distant lands to get away from the noise. But wherever he goes, there are babies crying. Oliver wonders if back home HIS sister might need him so he flies back to cuddle her to sleep!

A new story from a talented prize-winning author/illustrator team praised for their rhythmic imaginative texts and gloriously detailed illustrations.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 227 x 290 x 3mm | 210g
  • Hodder Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • Full colour throughout
  • 034099746X
  • 9780340997468
  • 177,044

Review quote

A really good book that you could reread over and over again. * Guardian * This is a delightful picture book. It has a strong rhythm and rhyming stucture which make it great for reading aloud. * School Librarian * The pictures are big, bright and enchanting... Bergman's rhyming text is spot on, both catchy and fun and easy to join in with. * Carousel * Fun illustrations and a clever rhyming text. * Junior * 'I've left my favourite to last. Oliver Who Would Not Sleep is a tale of a boy for whom bed is the springboard of a restless imagination... Mara Bergmans' verse beings with the jaunty insistence of a nursery rhyme... revs up at blast off, grows quiet for Oliver's contemplation of Mars and then whizzes him back home and puts him gently, gently down to sleep. Nick Maland's illustrations keep pace, and they move the reader skilfully between the sold world of the bedroom and its contents and the porous world of play that Oliver makes for them. * Clive Barnes, Books for Keeps * In Oliver Who Would Not Sleep (Hodder GBP10.99), "Oliver Donnington Rimington-Sneep COULDN'T and DIDN'T and WOULD NOT SLEEP!" as a splendidly rhythmic text by Mara Bergman unfolds the story of a boy's imaginative play. He takes a trip to Mars before he settles down. Nick Maland's stylish illustrations add intriguing incident to the tale, using muted colour and lots of pattern. * Nicolette Jones, Times * 'Small children snug in their own beds will relish such wild journeys by someone the same age as themselves' * Independent on Sunday * A picture book that will no doubt be revisited many times by any child lucky enough to get it. * The Bookseller * Oliver who was small by Mighty: Oliver A deliciously funny portrayal of the way that a small child transforms a bath into an epic, it will remind you why keeping at least one pirate boat and a few plastic sharks and dolphins are essential. * Amanda Craig, Times * A story with wonderfuflly rhythmic text, lively illustrations and great empathy for young children's fears. * Nursery World * About Oliver who was small but mighty: Through the terrific rhyming text and bold illustrations Oliver discovers that, though small, he is indeed mighty as he lives through his fears in this glorious, rollicking work of imagination. * Julia Eccleshare, Guardian * Quirky illustrations with original characters let the gentle rhythm of this story unfold with perfect precision. * Books for Keeps * verse and illustrations come together to create a rosy vision of family life at its best * Carousel * Quirky illustrations with original characters let the gentle rhythm of the story unfold with perfect precision...an excellent addition to any family library * Books for Keeps * A great book to give to a child who is preparing to take on the mantle of big brother or sister * Junior * A delightful picture book...strong rhythm and rhyming structure make it great for reading aloud * School Librarian *
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About Mara Bergman

Mara Bergman (Author)
Mara Bergman is an award-winning poet and children's writer. She grew up on Long Island, NY, and always knew she wanted to write. Her poetry has been published widely in magazines and anthologies in the UK and abroad. Her short collection, The Tailor's Three Sons and Other New York Poems, won the 2014 Mslexia Poetry Pamphlet Competition and was published in 2015 by Seren. Mara has always felt a strong link between poetry and picture books and began to write for children when her own were young. She has published more than twenty books, including Snip Snap! (reissued as Snip Snap Alligator!), illustrated by Nick Maland, which won the Stockport Children's Book Award and, in the US, a Parents' Choice Award and the Society of Illustrators' Silver medal. In 2009 she won the Booktrust Early Years Prize for Oliver Who Travelled Far and Wide, also illustrated by Nick Maland. Mara works in London as a children's fiction editor and lives in Kent. Visit her at www.marabergman.com

Nick Maland (Illustrator)
Nick Maland graduated in English and Drama from London University in 1981. He pursued a career in the theatre, acting and directing in the London fringe, and, during this time, developed an interest in drawing, which soon took over as a full-time occupation. He has worked as an editorial illustrator for the TES, The Times, The Observer, The Guardian and The Independent amongst others. He was shortlisted for the Mother Goose Award in 1996 (for Welcome Night) and the Children's Book Award in 1998 (for Brave Whale). Further prestigious wins include the V&A illustration award in 2003 (You've Got Dragons) and the Silver Medal in Society of Illustrators Original Art 2005 Exhibition as well as the Stockport Children's Book Award (for Snip Snap). Oliver Who Travelled Far and Wide won the Booktrust Early Years Award. He has a daughter and a son and lives between London and France.
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