Annie Rose is my Little Sister

Annie RoseIn 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!


4 COMMENTS - Add your own

1. Jayne | July 28, 2009 | Reply

We LOVE Shirley Hughes in our house! My two-year-old adores Annie Rose is my Little Sister, as well as the Alfie books. Another very sweet Shirley Hughes book is Sally’s Secret. My son loves it as much as I did as a child.

2. Tabby | July 28, 2009 | Reply

As a young child I had The Shirley Hughes Collection and I chucked it which I deeply regret because it was robably one of the best books ever. I really wish you could read it online.

3. Michela | July 28, 2009 | Reply

this sound so sweet, it will go immediately in my list for the next amazon buy.
perfect for my son and his llittle sister!!

4. Gina Browning | August 3, 2009 | Reply

Sounds GREAT! I’ll look them up too!


Gina Browning