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Silver Buttons

From his glorious urban skyscapes to the tender portrayal of a falling feather or the tying of a shoelace or a dog's joy in scratching his back, the author lets us in on a world view conveyed with humanity, compassion and affection.

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ISBN 9781406342246
Barcode 9781406342246
Published 1 August 2013 by Walker Books
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Graham, Bob
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781406342246
ISBN-10 1406342246
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Walker Books
Imprint Walker Books Ltd
Publication Date 1 August 2013
International Publication Date 15 August 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Graham, Bob
Category Award Winning
Picture Storybooks
CBCA Book of the Year Finalists 2014 - Picture Book
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 256mm
Height: 295mm
Spine: 10mm
Weight 519g
Interest Age 4-7 years
Reading Age 4-7 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code NZ505349

Description of this Book

Bob Graham beautifully captures a world vision in one solitary moment. At 9.59 on Thursday morning, Jodie draws a duck. Just as she is about to add one final silver button to the duck's boots, her little brother takes his first step. At this exact same moment, a man buys bread, a soldier leaves home, a baby is being born...Here is a book, a story, a philosophy so simply told and yet - in true and inimitable Bob Graham style - so rich with emotion and meaning. It is in the smallest details that we sense the greatest significance and can see the big picture. From his glorious urban skyscapes to the tender portrayal of a falling feather or the tying of a shoelace or a dog's joy in scratching his back, Bob lets us in on a world view conveyed with humanity, compassion and affection. This is a book that is sure to connect quietly and powerfully with readers of all ages. The idea that we are all alone, and yet all as one in the world, is drawn with huge sensitivity and poetry. Bob Graham's books are multi-award winning and have sold over two million copies worldwide!

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: 2014 Honour Book - Picture Book
NZ Review Graham's books bubble with good humour and the knowledge that there are many ways of looking at the world provided you keep an open mind. The Guardian a wonderful book to enjoy again and again -- Julia Eccleshare Lovereading4kids.co.uk Rich with emotion and affection Recommended Reads Beautifully told and illustrated, this book takes your breath away Early Years Educator Every picture book tells its own story, and through them all, Bob Graham encourages readers to reflect on, and reach out to, the world around them. -- Julia Eccleshare The Guardian always a treat...an outstanding book Books for Keeps, Editor's Choice A thought-provoking title to be shared ad talked about! Carousel Like a camera panning outwards, the reader is taken through an ever-widening lens to see what is happening in different places at that exact moment in time ... that view, of both the mundane and the momentous, is gently presented, without judgement, in soft colour and with affection. A thought-provoking title to be shared and talked about Carousel
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Bob Graham is a Kate Greenaway-winning author-illustrator who has written and illustrated many acclaimed children's picture books including How to Heal a Broken Wing, How the Sun Got to Coco's House, Max, Jethro Byrde: Fairy Child and April Underhill: Tooth Fairy. His 2011 title, A Bus Called Heaven, is endorsed by Amnesty International UK and was the winner of the 2012 Children's Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Award - a prize Bob has won an unprecedented six times. In 2014, Silver Buttons was awarded a prestigious Prime Minister's Literary Award in Australia. Bob lives in Melbourne.

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