Silver Buttons

Silver Buttons

3.65 (391 ratings by Goodreads)
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Bob Graham beautifully captures a world vision in one solitary moment.

From the multiple award-winning author-illustrator of How to Heal a Broken Wing and A Bus Called Heaven, comes a powerful and poignant celebration of the small moments in life - moments in which we sense the greatest significance, moments when we can see the big picture. 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. 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.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 256 x 295 x 10mm | 519g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1406342246
  • 9781406342246
  • 67,531

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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 * "This celebration of an instant in time and the variety of events contained within it is beautifully conveyed through Graham's delicate and vivid illustrations, bringing these often overlooked yet important moments to life." * Amnesty.org,uk *
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About Bob Graham

Bob Graham is a Kate Greenaway-winning author-illustrator who has written and illustrated many acclaimed children's picture books including How to Heal a Broken Wing, How the Sun Got to Coco's House, Max, Jethro Byrde: Fairy Child and April Underhill: Tooth Fairy. His 2011 title, A Bus Called Heaven, is endorsed by Amnesty International UK and 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. In 2014, Silver Buttons was awarded a prestigious Prime Minister's Literary Award in Australia. Bob lives in Melbourne.
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Rating details

391 ratings
3.65 out of 5 stars
5 24% (93)
4 35% (138)
3 25% (99)
2 14% (53)
1 2% (8)
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