Don't Want to Go!

Don't Want to Go!

By Shirley Hughes; Shirley Hughes (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763650919, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 12, 2010

Description

A resistant Lily discovers that new experiences don’t need to be scary in this engaging, deftly told story certain to resonate with young children.

One morning, Lily’s mom wakes up with a sore throat and achy head and needs to stay in bed. But Lily’s dad needs to go to work. Who will look after Lily? When Dad arranges for her to spend the day at Melanie’s house, Lily is none too happy. "Don’t want to go!" she says. Even though Melanie has a friendly dog named Ringo and a funny baby named Sam, Lily is shy and wants to sit under the table with her toy Bobbo. But maybe a chance to make silly collages, or feed Sam lunch, or hold Ringo’s leash might make her feel braver—and maybe she’ll start having so much fun she won’t want to leave at the end of the day! With illustrations that keenly convey emotion through the subtlest gesture, Shirley Hughes mines a familiar situation for its most genuine moments and creates a truly reassuring story for young children.



About the Author
Although Shirley Hughes has written and/or illustrated more than fifty children s books and is one of the best-loved writers for children, Hero on a Bicycle is her first novel. She has won the Kate Greenaway Medal twice and was named an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for her distinguished service to children s literature. In 2007, her picture book Dogger was voted the United Kingdom s favorite Kate Greenaway Medal winning book of all time. Shirley Hughes lives in London.

Although Shirley Hughes has written and/or illustrated more than fifty children s books and is one of the best-loved writers for children, Hero on a Bicycle is her first novel. She has won the Kate Greenaway Medal twice and was named an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for her distinguished service to children s literature. In 2007, her picture book Dogger was voted the United Kingdom s favorite Kate Greenaway Medal winning book of all time. Shirley Hughes lives in London.