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.
About the Author
Bob Graham has written and illustrated many acclaimed children's picture books, including How to Heal a Broken Wing; Max, which won the 2000 Smarties Gold Medal; Jethro Byrde, Fairy Child which won the Kate Greenaway Prize in 2002 and April Underhill, Tooth Fairy which was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway in 2011; A Bus Called Heaven, which is endorsed by Amnesty International UK 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.
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
For Ages: 4 - 6 years old
For Grades: PS - 2
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st August 2013
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.5 x 25.6 x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.51