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What We'll Build

Plans for Our Together Future

Oliver Jeffers



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Harper Collins
07 October 2020
ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- When Jeffers' baby son was born he wrote Here We Are. Now he has a daughter, and this is his gift to her! In unforced rhyme he plans a future with her, one where they build a house to be a home, and walls and gates, and towers and roads and boats and comfy places to rest, places to stay and store their love… Illustrated in his trademark style, full of colour and light and sweet touches of humour . A beautiful tribute to a parent's love, and all the possibilities having a daughter brings to their life.  Lindy Jones

A spectacular new title from world-renowned artist Oliver Jeffers, creator of the million-copy selling, global phenomenon Here We Are!

What shall we build, you and I?

I'll build your future and you'll build mine. We'll build a watch to keep our time.

A father and daughter set about laying the foundations for their life together. Using their own special tools, they get to work; building memories to cherish, a home to keep them safe and love to keep them warm.

From renowned, internationally bestselling picture-book creator and visual artist, Oliver Jeffers, comes this rare and enduring story about a parent's boundless love, life's endless opportunities and all we need to build a together future.
By:   Oliver Jeffers
Imprint:   Harper Collins
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 286mm,  Width: 246mm,  Spine: 12mm
Weight:   570g
ISBN:   9780008382209
ISBN 10:   0008382204
Pages:   48
Publication Date:   07 October 2020
Recommended Age:   From 2 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Oliver Jeffers makes art and tells stories. From his much-loved debut, How to Catch a Star, he has gone on to create a collection of award-winning and bestselling picture books, which have been translated all over the globe, including the New York Times number 1 bestseller and TIME Magazine Best Book of the Year, Here We Are. Oliver is from Belfast and now lives and works in Brooklyn. He has rudimentary building skills, but a lot of imagination and some new team mates.

Reviews for What We'll Build: Plans for Our Together Future

Praise for Here We Are: The witty images are atmospheric and full of enthralling detail Nicolette Jones / The Times An optimistic snapshot of contemporary life, this heartfelt hug of a book ought to become a classic The Guardian Beautiful illustrations Creative Review There is a childlike awe and wonder about the stars and planets in the book The Irish Times 'Delightfully illustrated' Time 'Beautifully illustrated' Artists & Illustrators 'This performer had assured pace and charm. The storytelling was captivating and a beautifully realised gem, with a surprise ending. Gorgeous!' Audio Production Awards judges

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