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The Grizzled Grist Does Not Exist - Juliette MacIver

The Grizzled Grist Does Not Exist

By: Juliette MacIver, Sarah Davis (Illustrator)

Hardcover | 4 October 2022

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An exuberant read aloud story about a school trip outdoors with rhyming word play and madcap energy, set against the quiet observant Liam. From the awardwinning creators of That’s Not a Hippopotamus.

It’s the class trip to Dismal Hills wilderness. The children aren’t worried about the legendary Grizzled Grist who lives here; they’re excited to show off their outdoor skills—foraging, climbing, trapping and hiking. No one’s impressed with quiet and observant Liam’s skill of hiding. But it turns out a hider can see what others think does not exist.

A hider moves with soundless ease and treads as softly as the breeze.
At times, a hider barely breathes—but what is this the hider sees?

When the children and their frazzled teacher walk confidently into disaster, observant Liam saves the day—a triumph for the quiet child no one notices.

This clever rhyming story for children aged 2 to 7 years features humour and call and refrain wordplay that will entertain toddlers, preschoolers and early readers. Children delight in spotting the elusive Grizzled Grist and identify with sweet Liam, the quiet but observant boy who no one listens to. Sarah Davis’s charming and lively illustrations tell a different story about where Liam and the Grist are hiding on every page. Perfect for reading together again and again as a family, in the school classroom or independently, this picture book features a cast of diverse characters and funny and curious children.

“A bouncy read-aloud that will tickle children and adults alike.” Kirkus Reviews

New Zealand born Juliette MacIver is the author of 19 much-loved picture books. She is studying part-time for a Master’s degree in Linguistics. Her popular books are regularly shortlisted for awards.

Sarah Davis has illustrated more than 30 books. She has won and been shortlisted for numerous awards in Australia and New Zealand.

About the Author

Juliette MacIver is a picture-book writer and mother of four, who lives in Wellington, New Zealand. Juliette majored in Linguistics at Victoria University, Wellington, and has a diploma in teaching English. Her popular books are regularly shortlisted for awards.

About the Illustrator

Sarah Davis is a leading illustrator living in Sydney, Australia, with a wide portfolio of award-winning books. She has won and been shortlisted for numerous awards in Australia and New Zealand.
Industry Reviews

"A bouncy read-aloud that will tickle children and adults alike."

-- Kirkus Reviews

"Championing the feats of the 'hiders' of this world, this vibrant and charming picture book is an enchanting and triumphant tale for early-years adventurers, bursting with wonderment and the diversity of people, skills and nature."

-- Books + Publishing

"If you can write a book in which the phrase "It's finis diem!" successfully rhymes with "He's eaten Liam!" then I will be your friend for life."

* School Library Journal *

"Juliette MacIver is so far ahead of the pack when it comes to perfect, lip-smacking rhyming books."

-- The Sapling, New Zealand

"Hilarious with lots to spot."

-- Stuff, 22 Best Books of 2022, NZ

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