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The author of the book: Helen Oxenbury
Edition: Little Simon
Date of issue: April 1st 1998
ISBN: 0689819587
ISBN 13: 9780689819582
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 28.50 MB

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Tom and Pippo Read a Story by Helen Oxenbury is one of a series of board books featuring Tom and his toy monkey, Pippo. In this book, Tom loves having his daddy read to him. It's all about the balance of time between personal time and family time.

Tom's too young to read to himself so he needs his father (or perhaps his mother but she isn't in this book). Tom crawls into his dad's lap to be read to. At first Dad puts away his newspaper to read to Tom. Later he tells Tom that he needs time to himself so Tom "reads" to Pippo by imitating his dad. The rest of this short book follows with the initial imitation to the point that little Tom is asleep in bed and Pippo is propped up to read the paper by himself.

In a family of book lovers young and old, we loved this book. It captures what a typical day of reading is like here. Ian and I love to read to the kids but we also want and need time to read to ourselves. Now that Sean is older he can read to himself and he sometimes reads to Harriet. Sometimes though he doesn't want to or can't read to Harriet so she's left to "read" to herself. And sometimes I find her animals reading to themselves.

The entire list:

* Tom and Pippo and the Washing Machine
* Tom and Pippo Go for a Walk
* Tom and Pippo Make a Mess
* Tom and Pippo Read a Story
* Tom and Pippo's Day
* Tom and Pippo See the Moon
* Tom and Pippo in the Garden
* Pippo Gets Lost
* Tom and Pippo and the Dog
* Tom and Pippo in the Snow
* Tom and Pippo Make a Friend
* Tom and Pippo on the Beach


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Married to John Burningham

Growing up in Ipswich, England, Helen Oxenbury loved nothing more than drawing. As a teenager, she entered art school and basked in the pleasure of drawing, and nothing but drawing, all day. During vacations she helped out at the Ipswich Repertory Theatre workshop, mixing paints for set designers. It was there that she decided her future lay in theater design.

While studying costume design, however, Helen Oxenbury was told by a teacher, "This is hopeless, you know. You ought to go and do illustrations--you're much more interested in the character, and we don't know who's going to play the part!"


But sets and scenery, not books, remained Helen Oxenbury's preoccupation for several more years as she embarked on careers in theater, film, and TV. After marrying John Burningham, another of the world's most eminent children's book illustrators, and giving birth to their first child, at last she turned to illustrating children's books. "When I had babies," Helen Oxenbury says, "I wanted to be home with them and look for something to do there."


Today, Helen Oxenbury is among the most popular and critically acclaimed illustrators of her time. Her numerous books for children include the Greenaway Medal-winning ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND and its companion, ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, both by Lewis Carroll; Smarties Book Prize-winning FARMER DUCK by Martin Waddell; SO MUCH by Trish Cooke; as well as her classic board books for babies. More recently, she collaborated with author Phyllis Root on the jubilant, no-nonsense tall tale BIG MOMMA MAKES THE WORLD. "As I read Phyllis's text, I imagined Big Momma as part Buddha, part housewife," she says. "It was intimidating to create a whole world, but very enjoyable."


And what does she love most about her work? Thinking up new ideas? Seeing the finished book? Not at all. For Helen, "The best part is when I think I know what I'm doing and I've completed a few drawings. In fact, when I get about a third of the way through, and I feel I'm on my way, then I'm happy. It's like reading a good book--you don't want it to end."


Helen Oxenbury and her husband make their home in London, where the illustrator works in a nearby studio. She is also an avid tennis player.



Reviews of the Tom and Pippo Read a Story


CALEB

A wonderful book, like all the works of this author.

OLIVER

Fantastic book!

ELIZABETH

Poignant book.

AARON

Why do you ask me to drive a phone?

AMELIE

Why do you need to write a phone?




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