Stories on My Street is a collection of four stories from renowned British author and illustrator, Shirley Hughes, one of my favourite children's book creators.
The stories, which were first published individually between 1989 and 1991, are about young friends who live on Trotter Street.
The scenarios are familiar and the characters appealing and true to life.
New Wheels for Carlos is about the young boy who wants a new bike. Everyone else seems to have one, and his bike is simply too small to go fast and keep up with the others.
The Big Concrete Lorry features the Patterson family who have three kids and house that seems a bit small for them all. To improve matters, they decide to build an extension, and soon everyone is lending a hand.
In Angel Mae and the New Baby, Christmas time brings excitement for Mae and her family. There's not just the nativity play to look forward to, but also a new sibling expected.
The Snow Lady is also set around Christmas, with Sam and her friends enjoying surprise snow and learning important lessons about her relationship with the old lady next door.
The stories, originally published as picture books, are now in a paperback format perfect for first readers. Shirley Hughes' joyful illustrations are included in black and white.
Stories on My Street is the kind of book you will want to add to your home library and to enjoy with family.
Title: Stories on My Street
Author/Illustrator: Shirley Hughes
Publisher: Walker Books, $ 14.99
Publication Date: 2020
For ages: 5+
Type: Junior Fiction Younger
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