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Dear Donald Trump

Dear Donald Trump
 

Sam has a problem. He has to share a room with his older brother and things aren't easy. When Sam sees Donald Trump on TV talking about `the wall' he realises a solution is at hand! But who knew that planning a wall could be so tricky? The letters that follow invite conversations... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781787415119
Barcode 9781787415119
Release Date 1 March 2019 by Templar Publishing
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Siers, Sophie
Illustrated by Villeneuve, Anne
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ISBN-13 9781787415119
ISBN-10 1787415112
Stock Release date is 1 March 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Templar Publishing
Imprint Templar Publishing
Release Date 1 March 2019
International Publication Date 1 November 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Siers, Sophie
Illustrated by Villeneuve, Anne
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Picture Storybooks
Number of Pages 40
Dimensions Width: 215mm
Height: 280mm
Spine: 10mm
Weight 410g
Interest Age 5-8 years
Reading Age 5-8 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Sam has a problem. He has to share a room with his older brother and things aren't easy. When Sam sees Donald Trump on TV talking about `the wall' he realises a solution is at hand! But who knew that planning a wall could be so tricky? The letters that follow invite conversations about the question of living with others in times of conflict. The voice of the young boy show adults something of the nature of peace and good relationships.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review With the impending American mid-terms looming large on the horizon, it must surly have been serendipity which saw 'Dear Donald Trump' pop through my letterbox. Sam is sick of sharing a bedroom with his brother. He plays on his phone all night, keeping Sam awake and he has had enough! After seeing Donald Trump on the news talking about building a wall to keep out 'undesirables,' Sam decides his brother falls into that category and that a dividing wall across their bedroom may just be the solution. Now all he has to do is convince his family that his plan's a good one. Or can his family convince him it's not? Told through a series of letters from Sam to Donald Trump (and inspired by Siers watching Trump on the news talking about a wall between the U.S.A. and Mexico), this clever picture book will work in different levels for adults and children. It also opened up a conversation about famous walls of the world! On the face of it, Sam's letters detail typical family life - arguments with siblings, parents as mediators learning how to get on with one another. On another level, they highlight the current political situation and that problems can be solved via communication, regardless of the size of the problem. Communication is key! The humorous illustrations cleverly show Sam and Donald Trump's lives in parallel as they go about their daily business. I love how they tell you more of the story alongside the text, and the end illustration gives me hope that perhaps one day Trump will realise it's ok to change your mind. It will be interesting to see what kinds of discussions it prompts within the classroom. * Library Girl and Book Boy *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Anne Villeneuve loves to tell stories with her illustrations and her writing. Everywhere she goes, she studies people and animals alike and tries to capture the essence of the life surrounding her with her brushes and crayons. She never leaves home without her sketchbook which she's constantly filling with colourful renditions of everything she sees. She has won many awards and her illustrations have been seen in books all around the world. Anne lives in Montreal, Quebec.

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