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Ebook I See by Helen Oxenbury read! Book Title: I See
Date of issue: April 3rd 1995
ISBN: 1564025497
ISBN 13: 9781564025494
The author of the book: Helen Oxenbury
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 825 KB
Edition: Candlewick Press

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This story is a board book designed to be infant friendly. It is small and durable, and full of colored pictures that are appealing to young children. It does not have many words, and does not follow a specific story line, rather it is more of a list. On this list are eight objects. These objects consist of a butterfly, a frog, an airplane, a friend, a flower, and the moon. These objects are things that are common for an infant to see around him in his environment. In the story it shows the object alone by itself on one page, then on the next it shows the same object interacting with the child on the cover in order to show the child reading the book some context to the object in relation to children. One thing I wish the book did have was more words for the children to learn because I believe that this book is a great tool for learning new words and being able to identify real life objects, but the objects in the book seemed arbitrary and could have been more geared towards things that babies actually interact with every day.

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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.

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