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How the Sun Got to Coco's House

How the Sun Got to Coco's House

In this charming and beautiful picture book, the journey of the sun is captured as it travels from the far side of the world, across countries, chasing the night before arriving at little Coco's house.

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ISBN 9781406359008
Barcode 9781406359008
Published 1 August 2015 by Walker Books
Format Hardback
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Author(s) Illustrated by Graham, Bob
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781406359008
ISBN-10 1406359009
Stock Available
Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher Walker Books
Imprint Walker Books Ltd
Publication Date 1 August 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Illustrated by Graham, Bob
Category General Picture Books
Picture Storybooks
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 258mm
Height: 297mm
Spine: 9mm
Weight 527g
Interest Age 3-6 years
Reading Age 0-5 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 561573

Description of this Book

From prolific and multi-award winning writer and illustrator Bob Graham comes an enchanting story about the sun, and how it makes its journey from the far side of the world to the home of one small girl. The sun rises up behind a snowy peak and casts its mellow dawn light for the wandering polar bears. It skims across the icy water, touching a fisherman's hat and catching for a moment in the eye of a whale. It beams through the trees of frozen forests and makes shadows in a little girl's footsteps before gliding over cities, darting down lanes and waiting patiently for an old lady to open her window. The sun races through the countryside, greeting snow cats and bears. High over a desert it meets the rain in a halo of colours...The sun leaps whole countries, chasing the night, before bursting at last in a fanfare of warm golden light through Coco's window!

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Reflective and beautiful, offering a lesson in both natural science and the diversity of our world. -- The Bookseller The Bookseller Graham's sun's eye view of the world is breathtakingly beautiful, his soft watercolours infusing quiet snowy scenes and a raucous family breakfast with equal warmth and humanity. This special book makes the world a smaller place. -- Andrea Reece Love Reading 4 Kids This beautifully presented book is illustrated in a humorous and deftly expressive pen-and-wash style, with a very light touch. Thoughtful and affectionate it offers a lesson in both natural science and the diversity of our world. Carousel Equally successful in bringing focus and intensity to vast landscapes and capturing the epitome of personal warmth felt in homes, between loved ones, Graham's soft, pastel-hued illustrations really bring the world alive, helping us to find wonder again in the everyday. Playing by the Book
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 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, 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. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.

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