Shirley Hughes 1927-2022

Revered children’s author and illustrator Shirley Hughes has passed away aged 94. Perfectly depicting the chaos and magic of family life, her books have charmed generations of children and parents alike. Michael Rosen hits the nail on the head when he says “[a]t the core of Shirley’s work is a child’s feeling, a child’s emotions. She spent her whole life taking this as seriously as many take adult feelings and emotions. This is part of what made her so special and so important”.