This month, Usborne is celebrating thirty five years of publishing the much loved illustrations from the late Stephen Cartwright.
Stephen Cartwright is perhaps most famous for the little duck image, which has adorned much of his work. Growing up, I can remember reading the Farmyard Tales series (written by Heather Amery and illustrated by Stephen Cartwright) which is still available for readers today. These titles have, in fact, been so popular that there is now a whole range of Farmyard titles including a cookbook, sticker books, flash cards and jigsaw books.
The Farmyard Tales constantly inspire generations of young children to discover the joy of reading. There are twenty of the original stories with the little duck somewhere on each page for young readers to find. Titles include The Hungry Donkey, The New Pony, Pig gets Lost and The Silly Sheepdog among others. These are available as individual books or as one story collection.
The little duck is a symbol often associated with farmyard tales, but has in fact become a phenomenon in its own right. Stephen Cartwright illustrated over 150 books for Usborne during his career and the little duck can be found on the pages of many of these.
If you’re looking for books for young children then look no further than the beautifully illustrated books from Stephen Cartwright at Usborne. These books have been encouraging the last three generations to enjoy reading.
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