My Naughty Little Sister


Dorothy Edwards

Illustrated by Shirley Hughes

Reading Age: 7+

Interest level: 5+


Dorothy Edwards

Illustrated by Shirley Hughes

This affectionate portrait of family life is the story of a naughty three-year-old sister who is obstinate, inquisitive and full of mischief. She tries to cut off the cat's tail, eats all the trifle at Harry's party and gets up to all kinds of other antics, involving a wobbly tooth, a visit to the doctor, and a traumatic encounter with Father Christmas.
First published in the 1950s, Dorothy Edwards' much-loved My Naughty Little Sister books were inspired by memories of her own sister, and will particularly resonate with older siblings. Shirley Hughes' illustrations make a pitch-perfect accompaniment to this perennial favourite.


Publisher: Egmont

About the author

  • Shirley Hughes

    Shirley Hughes has illustrated more than 200 children's books and is one of the best-loved writers for children, with beloved classics including the Alfie and Annie Rose stories, and Dogger. She has won the Kate Greenaway Medal twice and has been awarded the OBE for her distinguished service to children's literature. In 2007, Dogger was voted the UK's favourite Kate Greenaway Medal-winning book of all time. Hero on a Bicycle is her debut novel.

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Nice one

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14 February 2017

Beautiful book! Love it! I thing Dorothy and Shirley have worked really hard on this book!

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27 January 2017

I thought the book was interesting

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12 July 2016

My favourite books as a child, a must read for any little ones!

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21 December 2015

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