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The Nursery Collection ; Let's Join In ; Things I Like ; Olly and Me ; 'Olly and Me ABC', c.1997-1998, c.2001-2009

MS. 7164/35
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

The Nursery Collection, first published by Walker Books in 1997. Comprises:

  1. colour artwork for front and back cover panels (2 pieces)
  2. title page colour artwork
  3. single page colour artwork: 'bathwater's hot, seawater's cold'
  4. folder containing: roughs; sketches; papers relating to development of book; letter from publisher
  5. 2 pieces of colour artwork for front and back covers (possibly for Chinese edition)
  6. front cover colour rough

Let's Join In, first published by Walker Books in 1998. Comprises front and back cover colour artwork.

Things I Like, first published by Walker Books in 2001. Comprises:

  1. front cover colour artwork with annotated overlay sheet
  2. colour background for front cover with annotations and pencil sketch on overlay sheets
  3. back cover colour artwork
  4. colour artwork for title page

Olly and Me, first published by Walker Books in 2004. Comprises:

  1. front and back cover colour artwork
  2. double page colour artwork (14 pieces)
  3. single page colour artwork (2 pieces)
  4. title page colour artwork
  5. piece of promotional colour artwork and small piece of additional colour artwork (2 pieces)
  6. small black ink illustration
  7. draft manuscript and layout
  8. 2 rough dummies: photocopies with editior's notes in pencil and letter from publisher, 2002
  9. handwritten papers relating to ideas for possible television programme of 'Olly and Me', 2008

'Olly and Me ABC', unpublished? Comprises pencil rough dummy (16 pieces)


  • Creation: c.1997-1998, c.2001-2009


1 box

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 7164/35

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom