• "There's just something so reassuring about Hughes' colourful drawings of the day-to-day activities that you know inside out . . . Words and pictures merge seamlessly . . . Hughes is a magical storyteller with an instinctive understanding of the mind of the pre-schooler . . . She makes the ordinary extraordinary"

  • "Shirley Hughes is a national treasure"

    Philip Pullman
  • "Hughes' perceptive eye captures the expressions and feelings of small children perfectly"