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Vanilla Ice Cream

Bob Graham


Walker Books

Children's & Educational;
Picture storybooks


40 pages

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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Somewhere in an Asian country, a young sparrow flits about finding food where he can. One day he discovers a sack of grain, and before he knows it, he is transported by truck and ship to a strange land, where he eventually finds a new home. Then he comes into contact with Elsie, who is in a stroller pushed by her loving grandparents, and by chance and the actions of a dog, Elsie discovers one of the greatest pleasures in life… As always with Bob Graham's books, this one has a quiet message and delicately expressive illustrations that capture both the freedom of the bird and the wonderment of the child. Another beautiful book, sweet without sentimentality, that will appeal to anyone who loves picture books! Lindy


In this beautifully illustrated story, Bob Graham shows how all the creatures and the people of the world can be connected to each other in the most surprising ways. A wild, young sparrow rises from the dust outside an Indian food stall surrounded by swaying palms. The sparrow flies off just where he pleases, following the food...He journeys south through the lush rice paddies and across the rough sea and all the way into a bright new day where, just for a moment, the wild sparrow's world collides with little Edie's. So it is that little Edie discovers the taste of vanilla ice cream in the most curious way! This is the story of a traveller free to go where he pleases, of a journey, and of how life can take wild and curious paths. Vanilla Ice Cream is classic Bob Graham storytelling - warm and tender and wise - and is sure to spark the imaginations of young readers (and old) and inspire lots of interesting discussion. Vanilla Ice Cream sits alongside Bob's classic stories How to Heal a Broken Wing and A Bus Called Heaven and Silver Buttons. It is filled with unique observations that open our eyes to new ways of looking at the world.

By:   Bob Graham
Imprint:   Walker Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 308mm,  Width: 214mm,  Spine: 9mm
Weight:   444g
ISBN:   9781406350098
ISBN 10:   1406350095
Pages:   40
Publication Date:   August 2014
Recommended Age:   From 4
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  0-5 years
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Bob Graham has written and illustrated many acclaimed children's picture books, including How to Heal a Broken Wing; Max, which won the 2000 Smarties Gold Medal; Jethro Byrde - Fairy Child which won the Kate Greenaway Prize in 2002 and April Underhill - Tooth Fairy which was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway in 2011; A Bus Called Heaven, which is endorsed by Amnesty International UK 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. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.

This is classic Bob Graham . . . endorsed by Amnesty, it's a book to spark imaginations and provoke discussion * The Bookseller * A very gentle story...let your imagination run wild * Babybuzz Magazine * Endearingly illustrated and sensitively told. * Early Years Educator * These are vistas to enjoy and details to explore; the text is precise and minimal, working with the picture to create a beautiful and satisfying whole. * Books for Keeps * Endearingly illustrated and sensitively told. * Early Years Educator * Chaos theory for kids! -- Carousel * Carousel * Celebrating the interconnectedness of our world, Graham's enchanting illustrations brilliantly evoke both towering cityscapes and minute details with warmth and humour. * *

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