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Helen Oxenbury

  • 5 stars across 89 books
    Helen Oxenbury Biography
    Helen Oxenbury is one of the world's most popular children's picture book illustrators. Her work includes the bestselling classic We're Going On A Bear Hunt and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. She is a two-time winner and four-time runner up for the annual Kate Greenaway Medal, the British librarians' award for illustration.

    Helen Oxenbury Facts
    Born on 2 June 1938, Helen Oxenbury was raised in Ipswich where she developed a love for drawing from a very early age. She attended the Ipswich School of Art before studying Theatre Design at the Central School of Art in London. Prior to becoming a children's book illustrator, Helen had a career working in theatre, film and television.

    Our favourite Helen Oxenbury Book Characters
    Jack - from Captain Jack and the Pirates
    Rabbit - from The Giant Jumperee
    Charley - from Charley's First Night

    Our favourite Helen Oxenbury Book Quotes
    "We're going on a bear hunt, we're going to catch a big one. What a beautiful day. We're not scared" (We're Going On A Bear Hunt)
    3rd January 2019

    We're Going on a Bear Hunt

    Celebrate 30 wonderful years of We're Going on a Bear Hunt in this special anniversary edition of the much-loved family ... More

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    1st January 2017

    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    Lewis Carroll's fantastical tale is an artist's dream. With the complete, unabridged text and glowing full-colour illust... More

    (34 reviews)
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    6th April 2017

    The Giant Jumperee

    Rabbit was hopping home one day when he heard a loud voice coming from inside his burrow. "I'M THE GIANT... More

    (27 reviews)
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    7th February 2011

    Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

    Nothing is sweeter, as everyone knows, than tiny baby fingers and chubby baby toes! All over the world, babies are diff... More

    (20 reviews)
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    4th September 1995

    Farmer Duck

    A hardworking duck is rescued from life with a lazy farmer in this award-winning picture book classic from Owl Babies au... More

    (6 reviews)
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    6th October 2016

    Time Now to Dream

    "What's that noise?" said Jack. "It's coming from the forest," said Alice. "Let's go and see!" From Helen Oxenbury, ... More

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    29th January 2015

    Three Little Wolves And The Big Bad Pig

    The classic fight between pigs and wolves as you've never seen it before! A subversive and hilarious take on the well-lo... More

    (3 reviews)
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    2nd July 2015

    Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

    Open the cover and step into Wonderland as you've never seen it before! This retelling of Lewis Carroll's classic tale h... More

    (2 reviews)
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    2nd July 2015

    Captain Jack and the Pirates

    From the award-winning creator of We're Going on a Bear Hunt and Peter Bently comes this utterly delightful picture book... More

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    1st October 2014

    When Charley Met Granpa

    Dear Granpa ... When are you coming to see Charley? Bring a big suitcase and stay a long time and I'll meet you at the s... More

    (2 reviews)
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