In honor of their little sister, my boys were recently given the book, Annie Rose is My Little Sister by Shirley Hughes. The book, about the special bond between a little boy and his sister, is the sweetest and most touching book we’ve read in a long time. I even had tears in my eyes as I read the last page.
Although I had never heard of her before, Shirley Hughes is quite a well-known British author/illustrator who has written more than fifty children’s books. She is known for her ability to capture the ‘every day’ moments of childhood in such an idyllic way. She really makes you appreciate the (seemingly) small details that your kids notice.
There’s a whole series of books about Alfie and his little sister, Annie Rose. And in fact there’s a whole Shirley Hughes Collection. I’ll certainly be picking up a few more Shirley Hughes books!