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Sally Go Round the Stars

Sally Go Round the Stars

Rhymes from an Irish Childhood

Edited by Sarah Webb and Claire Ranson, Illustrated by Steve McCarthy

A marvellous collection of Irish rhymes to delight any child, beautifully illustrated in this attractive board book.

All royalties to Barnardos.

Board book: €8.99
Board book: 18 pages
Size:160x160 mm
ISBN: 9781788492461

Category: Poetry, Toddlers

A marvellous collection of Irish rhymes to delight any child, beautifully illustrated in this attractive board book.

A short selection of favourite rhymes from the original Irish Book Award short-listed title, Sally Go Round the Stars (2011). Beautifully illustrated by Steve McCarthy, this is a perfect gift for young readers.

All royalties to Barnardos.

Sarah Webb

Sarah Webb is an award-winning children’s writer. Her books include Blazing a Trail: Irish Women who Changed the World (illustrated by Lauren O’Neill) and A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea: Favourite Rhymes from an Irish Childhood (illustrated by Steve McCarthy), both winners of Irish Book Awards.

She runs creative writing clubs for young writers, reviews children’s books for the Irish Independent, and programmes children’s and family events for book festivals and MoLI (Museum of Literature Ireland). She also works part-time in a children’s bookshop.

Passionate about bringing children and books together, Sarah was awarded the Children’s Books Ireland Award for Outstanding Contribution to Children’s Books in Ireland.

Her latest novel for children is The Little Beekeeper of Henrietta Street (illustrated by Rachel Corcoran), set in Dubiln in 1911.

www.sarahwebb.ie

Claire Ranson
Claire Ranson was born in England where she completed a degree in English Literature and a Master's in Children's Literature. She has worked with Poetry Ireland and Children's Books Ireland. She now lives in Dublin with her husband and two children.
Steve McCarthy

Steve McCarthy is a Dublin-born art maker and obsessive picture-builder. With a keen interest in colour and character, Steve has managed to sneak his singular style into many forms, from Cartoon Saloon’s Oscar-nominated feature film Song of the Sea to children’s books and projects for brands worldwide. His work won Best Illustration at the IDI Irish Design Awards 2016. For more, visit www.mrstevemccarthy.com

Steve illustrated Sally Go Round the Stars, which was nominated for Irish Children’s Book of the Year at the Energy Irish Book Awards, and A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea, which won!

This small but perfectly-formed selection features verses including ‘Muc, Muc, Muc’, ‘Two Cats of Kilkenny’ and “Mary Mac, Mac, Mac, all dressed in black, black, black, silver buttons, buttons, buttons all down her back, back, back”. Sing or chant and clap along to Michael Finnegan , who grew whiskers on his chin-egin … the musicality of such rhythmic verse, whose repetition is one of the enduring joys of early childhood, its value on this occasion being increased by the fact that all royalties from the durable board book version are going to Barnardos

Evening Echo

Parents and children alike will love Sally Go Round the Stars board book with its wonderful selection of Irish nursery rhymes, childhood street songs and Steve McCarthy’s colourful pictures. A great book to read aloud

Sunday Independent

Also by Sarah Webb:

Emma the Penguin
Sally Go Round The Stars
Animal Crackers
The Little Bee Charmer of Henrietta Street
A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea

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Also by Claire Ranson:

Sally Go Round The Stars

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Also by Steve McCarthy:

A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea
The One With The Waggly Tail
Sally Go Round The Stars

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