So Much

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Candlewick Press, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction
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Mom and baby are home alone when -- DING DONG! -- Auntie and then Uncle and Nanhie 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 humor 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.

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About the author (2008)

Trish Cooke is the author of numerous books for children, including the award-winning SO MUCH, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, and THE GRANDAD TREE, illustrated by Sharon Wilson. Of FULL, FULL, FULL OF LOVE, she says, "Sunday dinner is just another excuse for my family to party. And believe me, we do! On Sunday Mom's house is always full. It's like musical chairs sometimes because you can guarantee that if you get up from your chair, someone else will have filled it by the time you get back! The best thing is there are always lots of hugs to go around!"

Paul Howard has illustrated many books for young people, including THE OWL WHO WAS AFRAID OF THE DARK by Jill Tomlinson and CLASSIC POETRY: AN ILLUSTRATED COLLECTION, edited by Michael Rosen. Of FULL, FULL, FULL OF LOVE, he says, "Jay Jay's Sunday reminds me of my own nan's mammoth Sunday dinners when I was a child. From behind your shoulder Nan would always put more food on your plate - despite the helpless pleas, 'No more! No more!'

HELEN OXENBURY is the world-class illustrator of dozens of beloved picture books, including Michael Rosen's "We're Going on a Bear Hunt, " Phyllis Root's "Big Momma Makes the World, " which won the "Boston Globe-Horn Book" Picture Book Award, ""and her own Tom and Pippo series. She lives in London, England.

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