Bogtrotter by Margaret Wild
  

Bogtrotter

Written by Margaret Wild
Illustrated by Judith Rossell

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The Lovereading4Kids comment

There’s a lovely message in Margaret Wild’s gentle, amusing story. A bogtrotter lives in a gloomy cave in a marshy bog. He spends every day running round the bog until it’s time to go home. He runs because that’s what bogtrotters do, but he’s bored and sometimes lonely. How can he change things? Then he has a couple of encounters with a frog who prompts him to think outside the bog, and a whole new world opens up. There’s lots to think about and discuss in this book, and Judith Rossell’s expressive watercolour illustrations reflect all the sensitivity and humour of Margaret Wild’s text. ~ Andrea Reece

Synopsis

Bogtrotter by Margaret Wild

From internationally award-winning writer Margaret Wild, and with gorgeous illustrations from acclaimed illustrator Judith Rossell, comes a story about the brilliant things that can happen when we try new things and challenge ourselves. Every morning Bogtrotter runs across the bog, up the bog, down the bog and around the bog until it's time to go home. Sometimes he wishes things would change, but he doesn't know how or what or why. Until one afternoon, when he picks a flower for the first time in his life...

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So much to think about, so much to talk about in this book

About the Author

Margaret Wild

Margaret Wild is one of Australia's most prolific and courageous authors, unafraid to tackle difficult subjects, such as death, old age and social deprivation with both sensitivity and openness. Her heart-warming, moving picture books have been acclaimed both in Australia and overseas.

In 1996, The Midnight Gang, a whimsical, joyous picture book about the night prowlings of a group of toddlers, was published by Omnibus Books. It was short-listed for the 1997 Children's Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Award.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Margaret Wild
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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

4th June 2015

ISBN

9781406361957

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