Daddy Long Legs

Daddy Long Legs

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Children's Book of the Week in The Sunday Times, The Times and The Observer.

Meet a determined dad with a big imagination in Daddy Long Legs. With its warm, reassuring feel and the adorably drawn relationship between a father and his child, Nadine Brun-Cosme's moving story makes the perfect book for Father's Day and beyond.

The car had trouble starting this morning. It gets Matty to nursery, but what if later it won't start at all . . . how will Dad pick him up? Matty is very worried.

But Dad soon puts Matty's fears to rest with a series of increasingly imaginative suggestions for alternative modes of transport - from a tractor to a dragon, a polar bear to a rowing boat. But, if all else fails, he'll come on foot . . . because to come and pick up Matty, Dad's legs will never be too tired.

Daddy Long Legs is a joyous book with bright, fresh and funny artwork from uniquely talented French illustrator Aurelie Guillerey, full of retro charm.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 230 x 286 x 9mm | 371g
  • Two Hoots
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main Market Ed
  • 1509842713
  • 9781509842711
  • 169,250

Review quote

Vibrant, quirky pictures and a building pattern of increasingly fantastical ideas * Juno Magazine * irresistibly sweet with colourful, retro pictures * Sunday Express * The relationship between a father and his child is movingly imagined making this the perfect gift for Father's Day * Lancashire Evening Post * Surely a front-runner for the year's chicest picture book... with an eye-popping palette to rival Miffy * Observer * Lively, bright and funny, this is a great book for fond fathers to read aloud. * The Sunday Times * It's oddly moving, and the last double page - home sweet home - is the picture of warmth, safety and security that we all yearn for, whatever our age. * The Times *
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About Nadine Brun-Cosme

Nadine Brun-Cosme is a French writer who has been writing for over 20 years, and is the author of many popular picture books and novels in France, including the wonderful Big Wolf and Little Wolf series illustrated by Oliver Tallec.

Aurelie Guillerey shared her time growing up in France between school and a conservatoire where she learnt to play the piano. She went on to study Illustration at the renowned L'Ecole Superieur des Arts Decoratifs in Strasbourg, graduating in 1999. She now lives in Rennes, France.
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Rating details

162 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
5 25% (40)
4 47% (76)
3 26% (42)
2 2% (3)
1 1% (1)
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