Book Title: How the Sun Got to Coco's House

Details: Author: Graham, Illustrator) Bob (Author

Suitable for ages: 4 - 5

Publisher: Walker Books

ISBN-13: 9781406373455

Number of pages: 32

Dimensions: 30 x 0.5 x 30 cm

Retail Price: €8.96

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Book Details

With an eye for capturing small moments of shared experience, Bob Graham illuminates the natural wonder that comes with every new day.

"Bob Graham encourages readers to reflect on, and reach out to, the world around them" Guardian

From prolific and multi-award winning writer and illustrator Bob Graham comes an enchanting story about
the sun, and how it makes its journey from the far side of the world to the home of one small girl. While Coco sleeps far away, the sun rises up behind a snowy peak and casts its mellow dawn light for the wandering polar bears. It skims across the icy water, touching a fisherman's hat and catching for a moment in the eye of a whale. The sun races through the countryside, greeting snow cats and bears. High over a desert it meets the rain in a halo of colours... The sun leaps whole countries, chasing the night, before bursting at last in a fanfare of warm golden light through Coco's window!


The drawings are deftly unfussy, with an easy command of the watercolors. Their deliberate pacing recalls Mitsumasa Anno, and in their grand compass they are like a big, Whitmanesque hug...It's great to be able to count on something; readers can count on both the sun and Graham.
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
In the soft wash of hues that form the backdrop to most of the scenes, Graham ("Vanilla Ice Cream") captures the moment of daybreak with gray-blue and rosy pink ceding to bright yellow across the sky. Seeing the same instant from widely dispersed viewpoints will elicit a sense of both familiarity and discovery for readers.
Publishers Weekly
...its viewpoint fits naturally with kids tendency to put themselves at the center of the universe.
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
As always...[Graham] excels at capturing small moments of humanity...
The Horn Book
Graham s beautifully illustrated tale conveys with exquisite simplicity that the world is shared, its sunlight a gift for everyone.
The Washington Post
In this joyous celebration of the world, the sun travels to a special child. --Booklist Online

Book Description

In this charming and beautiful picture book, the journey of the sun is captured as it travels from the far side of the world, across countries, chasing the night before arriving at little Coco's house. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition."