Little One by Johanna Weaver
  

Little One

Written by Johanna Weaver

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Longlisted for the 2017 Klaus Flugge Prize | The remarkable debut book is a touching exploration of love and new discoveries, seen through the eyes of a bear and her cub.

Big Bear stepped out of her winter den. By her side, half asleep and blinking in the spring sunshine, wobbled a tiny cub...Spring is here and new life is stirring. There is so much for Big Bear to teach her new cub as they step out into the forest. Their journey will take them through summer and autumn and winter, always together, always discovering.

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Synopsis

Little One by Johanna Weaver

With its evocative charcoal drawings and lyrical storytelling, Jo Weaver's debut book has the feel of an instant classic. The beautifully simple cover with gold foil, instantly conjures the tender relationship between parent and child.

Jo Weaver was shortlisted for the AOI Illustration New Talent Awards 2014.

Reviews

Gorgeously drafted charcoal artwork and understated writing create a yearlong journey for two bears in this terrifically self-assured first book from British author-artist Weaver Publisher's Weekly

A superb evocation of the love and care a mother has for her child and the delicate pencil drawings depict this to perfection Parents In Touch

A journey through the seasons with some life lessons for Little One, wonderfully rendered in Jo Weaver's quietly beautiful charcoal illustrations... There's a gentle lyrical, almost meditational quality too... It's one to be shared -- Jill R Bennett Red Reading Hub

A touching story of discovery shown through changing seasons South Wales Evening

Post Beautiful. a... Gentle picture book that's full of atmosphere -- Jen Campbell Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops

Drawn in tones of white and grey, with a hint of almost black, it'd be easy to feel it's not colourful enough for a children's picture book. But you'd be wrong. There is something so comforting about these quiet pictures of a mother and her child. The landscape is beautiful...It feels perfect Bookwitch A remarkable picture book debut ... The tender intimacy of the bond between mother and cub is caught in Weaver's beautifully nuanced and evocative prose ... As an example of how to harmonise the verbal and the visual to create a memorable picture book, Little One sets the bar very high indeed Irish Times.com

The stunning black-and-white illustrations convey the wonder of nature , parental love and gaining independence Nursery World The stunning black-and-white illustrations convey the wonder of nature, parental love and gaining independence Nursery World

When I saw it the first time, I cried. I am not a child -- I am 36. But I cried like a little baby ... Little One is Love, Life, Nature, Seasons, Time, Home, Family, Animals... All together in few pages. A real masterpiece -- Maximiliano Candia

About the Author

Jo Weaver worked in international development and as a support worker at a centre for the homeless before turning to illustration. She has an MA in Children's Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art and was shortlisted for the AOI Illustration New Talent Award in 2014. She lives in north London.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Johanna Weaver
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Publisher

Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

14th January 2016

ISBN

9781444922738

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