Bogtrotter by Margaret Wild
  

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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

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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...

Reviews

So much to think about, so much to talk about in this book; but first, share it and enjoy the journey, for that's really what it is and it's one I'd wholeheartedly recommend is undertaken by anyone from around four years old onwards. -- Jill Bennet Red Reading Hub This is a joyous story, sensitively told and beautifully illustrated, with a delightful main character gradually discovering that being brave and adventurous brings rich rewards. I loved it from start to finish. -- Daily Mail Daily Mail This is a brilliant story about the things that can happen when we try new things and challenge ourselves, and Bogtrotter is a real picture book star, a joyously exuberant character who reminds us all that life is full of adventure, discovery... and boundless possibilities. Lancashire Evening Post

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
Interest Age: From 5

Author

Margaret Wild
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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

4th June 2015

ISBN

9781406361957

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