Bookbug Book of the Month: Out and About - A First Book of Poems

Child and dog running in the wind from Out and About
Category: Bookbug

Out and About: A First Book of Poems by Shirley Hughes

ISBN: 978-1406372427


In this wonderful collection of poems, by Shirley Hughes, Katie and her little brother Olly go out and about, romping through the changing seasons. They take pleasure in the different elements and weather conditions – sunshine, wind, rain, mist and even snow. 


'From mudpies and puddles to paddling pools and sandcastles - this is the ultimate celebration of childhood and outdoor play. Hughes' illustrations capture the energy of little people perfectly, and as always, depict the reality of family life; bedrooms get messy and children get poorly but ultimately everyone feels safe curled up in their warm bed.

For parents and carers daunted at the prospect of sharing poetry, this is a great one to start with. Shirley Hughes' poems are full of playful language and children will love to hear fun words like 'slosh' and 'crackle' and 'creep'. It's a collection of poems that can be dipped into whenever the mood suits, or the seasons change.'

- Lindsay Quayle, Early Years Online Content Co-ordinator


For more books featuring poetry and rhyme for little ones, take a look at our Lovely Poetry Books list. 



We have 5 copies of Out and About: A First Book of Poems to give away. Answer the question below to be in with a chance of winning:

The competition will close at midnight on Wednesday 31 October 2018.  

Please note our full terms and conditionsOnly one entry per household.


Q: What animal is enjoying the windy weather on the cover of the book?