The Boy Who Built the Boat

The Boy Who Built the Boat

By (author) Ross Mueller , Illustrated by Craig Smith

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This gorgeous picture book about making things with tools is a delight to read aloud and perfect for dads and sons to share.

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 224 x 226 x 8mm | 181.44g
  • 23 Feb 2010
  • Allen & Unwin
  • Allen & Unwin Children's Books
  • Sydney
  • English
  • Reprint
  • colour illustrations
  • 1741755883
  • 9781741755886
  • 144,581

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Ross Mueller is a writer, performer, musician and teacher. He has travelled to schools throughout Victoria with The Living Poets Society, bringing writing to life in performance and song. His work has been nominated for numerous awards and has been produced by La Mama, Playbox, the Storeroom, the National Theatre (St Kilda), St Martin's Theatre for Young People, the Melbourne Theatre Company and the Melbourne International Arts Festival. ..Craig Smith's warm, exuberant illustrations have delighted children for over thirty years. Craig has won many awards and his titles appear regularly on Children's Choice Award shortlists. Finding humour in domestic, family and school situations, and a fondness for unusual perspectives and energetic characterisation are features of his work. His best known titles include the classics Whistle Up the Chimney (winner of a NSW Premier's literary award), Dreadful David, Where's Mum? and Billy the Punk.

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'a pleasure to read with a stop-start rhythm that builds up momentum...Craig Smith's illustrations are delightful, full of incidental details that...beautifully capture the big adventure childhood makes of the smallest things.' Junior Bookseller and Publisher'a delight to read aloud.'Practical ParentingSeptember 2006'Ross Mueller finds poetry in the tools needed to put the boat together...character-driven illustrations, composed with film-like angles and perspectives, make the project look easy and fun.' Weekend Australian27-28 May 2006

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