Friday 27 September 2019

25 years of 'So Much' by Trish Cooke and Helen Oxenbury

A special 25th-anniversary edition of a multiple award-winning story; So Much is a celebration of family life.

"Eulogizes urban Afro-Caribbean home life through tenderness and humour... A book to savour." The Times

“Written with warmth and humour, this portrait of family life is complemented by Helen Oxenbury’s striking gouache illustrations of a joyful occasion.” Amnesty

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!

Helen Oxenbury's characteristically warm, funny illustrations, paired with Trish Cooke's rhythmic, cumulative story capture the joy of being a baby in a large extended family – a baby who knows that he is absolutely, utterly adored.

With a foreword and gorgeous golden foil on the cover and spine, this edition is one to share and treasure.

EVENT: Trish and Helen will be appearing at this year's Cheltenham Literature Festival on Sunday 13th October. Tickets are available here