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Walker Books
01 September 2019
Children's & Educational; Picture books
A funny, heartwarming story about little Ollie's determination to make sure his great big dog Augustus is okay when he's at school.

Ollie was small - like a pickling jar or a shoe box. Augustus was big - like a fridge or a table.

They did most things together, including cycling, painting, dressing up, digging (Ollie's favourite thing) and stick collecting (Augustus's favourite thing). But Ollie is about to start school, and he has one major concern: who will keep Augustus company? He decides to search for a playmate for his enormous companion, but good friends are hard to find, especially for your best mate. In the end, Augustus shows Ollie that he doesn't mind waiting for him and that he can enjoy his time at school, worry-free.
By:   Gabriel Evans (Illustrator)
Illustrated by:   Gabriel Evans (Illustrator)
Imprint:   Walker Books
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 230mm,  Width: 277mm, 
Weight:   380g
ISBN:   9781760650711
ISBN 10:   1760650714
Pages:   40
Publication Date:   01 September 2019
Recommended Age:   From 2 to 6 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Gabriel Evans grew up in a country town next to a river. He was always drawing on scraps of paper and building inventions from his 1920's Boy's Book of Hobbies. His dream was to be a train driver with a blue hat, a circus master with a curly moustache, or an illustrator. At the age of 17, he became a children's book illustrator, and he hasn't stopped working since. Aspects of this book were inspired by Gabriel's rescue Border Collie who thinks she is bigger than she is.

Reviews for Ollie and Augustus

The style is more assured in its minimalism than Evans' earlier illustrations for other authors' texts, while still retaining the energetic personality and quirks of expression that bring so much detail and character (especially in Ollie's face) to his work. Ollie and Augustus is highly recommended for those aged two and up. * Books and Publishing *

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