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Ever So Ever So

By Kes Gray
Illustrated by Sarah Nayler

  • Paperback
  • £5.99

More family hiccups from award-winning writer Kes Gray! Exactly what happens to the older sibling and how do they feel when the new baby finally arrives home?

Mum and Dad brought Susan home today. Everyone thinks she's ever so wonderful and ever so cute... But I'm ever so not sure!

A delightful companion to Baby on Board by the same author / illustrator team. Perceptive and fun, this story explores the impact of a new baby's arrival home on the older sibling.

Biographical Notes

Kes lives in Witham , Essex, with his wife, young family and assortment of animals. He is a born storyteller. Voted by the Independent as one of the TOP TEN children's authors only a year after publishing his first book, he is a major new talent heading for big success.
Sarah Nayler lives in London with her husband and daughter. Already a highly successful artist, this is her second picture book.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780340873342
  • Publication date: 19 May 2005
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
Very well observed sibling rivalry and loads of clever humour — Evening Echo (Cork)
Manages neither to preach nor scare and finishes with a cheeringly positive resolution — The Guardian
Funny, familiar tale of managing of sibling rivalry — Bournemouth Daily Echo
...sharp and expressive... cheeringly positive. — THE GUARDIAN
...bright, colourful and modern... — Writing Magazine
Very well-observed sibling rivalry and loads of very clever humour in this entertaining sequel to Baby on Board. — Cork Evening Echo

Reviews for BABY ON BOARD
Delightfully conceived picture book about baby development, with gloriously witty text. The pages grow in surface area with each passing month. - Achuka
A funny, colourful, and clever book that will provide perfect entertainment for young children. - Amazon
Funny and relevant for young children - The Daily Telegraph

- '...the exuberantly chaotic Ever So, Ever So is equally notable for its sharp observations and thoughtfully sympathetic portrayal of the range and depth of a young child's emotions.' — The Times
'... notable for its sharp observations and thoughtfully sympathetic portrayal of the range and depth of a young child's emotions.' — The Guardian
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