How to Find Gold by Viviane Schwarz
  

How to Find Gold

Written by Viviane Schwarz
Illustrated by Viviane Schwarz

5+ readers   Books of the Month   Books of the Year   3+ readers   UKLA 2017   

RRP £11.99

Notify me
when in stock

As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.

Download an extract Share this book

The Lovereading4Kids comment

One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award and January 2016 Book of the Month It has a publication date of January, yet How to Find Gold is already likely to top my list of picturebooks of 2016! Anna is a wonderful picturebook star: she’s eager to find gold and when her friend Crocodile warns her that will be dangerous and difficult, she responds with a rousing, “Good! Let’s go!” Their treasure hunt is successful and deep at the bottom of the sea, surrounded by impressive sea monsters, they find gold. It’s the journey that matters though, not the gold, which they promptly bury again. Viviane Schwarz’s bold illustrations brim with childlike glee, a perfect match for this story of friendship and wild adventure. Readers, like Anna, will finish the book with a happy face! ~ Andrea Reece

Win a SIGNED copy of What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday!

We have FIVE copies of the fantastic new storybook, What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday SIGNED by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks!

To have a chance of winning one of these super prizes, click the button below. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once.

The draw closes on 1 August 2017. The winners will be notified by 14 August 2017.

Good luck!


Enter prize draw Draw closes: 01/08/2017

Synopsis

How to Find Gold by Viviane Schwarz

LET'S FIND GOLD, said Anna. That would be dangerous and difficult, said Crocodile. Good! said Anna. Let's go!

From the award-winning picture book creator of There are Cats in This Book comes a story of imaginative play and of two friends, Anna and Crocodile, who are on the hunt for gold. But finding gold isn't easy. Oh no! It's dangerous and difficult and requires planning. First, they must master their secret-keeping faces. Then Anna must pick up Crocodile, to be sure she's strong enough to carry all the gold. Finally, they must draw the whole world together, with an X that marks the spot, before sailing off in their boat. What will the two friends discover?

Teeming with adventurous spirit and boasting wonderfully funny dialogue, this story introduces two unforgettable characters in a gorgeous, classic new art style from Viviane Schwarz, one of the most innovative and creatively inspired picture book makers of today.

Reviews

This book is gold, put it on your bookshelf where it can be easily found and treasure it! Chris Riddell, Children's Laureate

this inspiring book has a terrific message for children: embrace the dangerous and difficult with a good friend by your side [...] Quirky and playful, this is the first title in a series following this very endearing duo. The Bookseller

The richness or childhood imagination underpins this funny adventure [...] It's the deadpan illogicality of their conversation that gives this book its authentic childlike humour, which, combined with the rich, dreamlike illustrations, will strike a chord with feisty little girls in particular, celebrating bravery and determination. Schwarz has another winner on her hands and, I hope, another outing for Anna and Crocodile on the drawing board. The Daily Mail

Courageous, joyous and imaginative, Anna is a hero to enliven us all. This funny manifesto for adventuring with friends, for embracing challenges, for not giving up on looking for gold, whatever form it takes for you is outstanding. I can't think of a better way to start my reading year, or yours. Playing by the Book

The rich illustrations and clever use of colour really enhance this rip roaring tale of bravery, determination and believing in yourself. Great for intrepid little treasure hunters everywhere! South Wales Evening Post

Young imaginations will soar as they follow Anna and Crocodile on their amazing journey of discovery in which no challenge is too difficult and no adventure too dangerous. Smart, sassy dialogue coupled with Schwarz's distinctive illustrations and uplifting messages about courage and persistence provide plenty of food for thought for inquisitive young minds. Lancashire Evening Post

This is an exuberant celebration of imaginative play. It is very refreshing to have such a strong determined little girl searching for treasure. The details of the magnificent double-page spreads in the centrefold as the discover the treasure hoard demand to be pored over and over again. This is a wonderful story to share with under eights and one which all ages will enjoy. School Library Association

Schwarz's illustrations are truly lovely, from the simple lines of the characters to the stunning double spreads of the discovery itself. This story celebrates the imagination, play and adventure - children (and adults) will be behind Anna and Crocodile all the way. [...] There is so much to enjoy in this picture book, it is surely the readers themselves who have struck gold. Book Trust

About the Author

Viviane Schwarz

Viviane Schwarz is the author-illustrator of the highly acclaimed picture books There Are Cats in this Book and There Are No Cats in this Book, both of which were shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal (2009, 2012), Is There a Dog in This Book? and How to Find Gold. The Adventures of a Nose was shortlisted for the V&A illustration Award and her debut graphic novel The Sleepwalkers was nominated for the British Comics Awards. She is also the illustrator of Cheese Belongs to You! and I Am Henry Finch, both written by friend and fellow picture book maker, Alexis Deacon. She lives in London. Find Viviane online at Instagram and read more information about the author and illustrator here.

More books by this author

Loading similar books...

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Viviane Schwarz
More books by Viviane Schwarz

Author's Website

www.vivianeschwarz.co.uk/

Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

7th January 2016

ISBN

9781406362138

Categories


Lovereading4kids is great, we get books really early never late. We love to read and review, and think you would like it too. The excitement

Jasmine Harris-Hart, age 12

At @HHSHaringey we love @lovereading4kids because our pupils can practice reviewing & get free upcoming books before anyone else!

Helen Swinyard – Heartlands High

It is THE website to use for narrowing down your search for any book. Definitely knocks the socks off any other book review website.

Nickey and Tomasz Hawryszczuk

Love “Lovereading4kids” as my son gets to hear about & read new books before his mates which keeps him interested in reading=a very happy Mum

Liz Evans

I love Lovereading because I often never know what to read and this helps you find a good book. I have recommended this to many people.

Shannon-Louise Masters – age 15

We love Lovereading as my 5 year old loves to read new books before anyone else has a chance, she says it makes reading exciting!

Tracey Chorley

I think Lovereading4kids is an amazing company because of the friendly staff and the fabulous chance to read great books before publication.

Adam Graham

I have told all my friends, family & teachers to see for themselves just how great the site is. Without fail, they are hugely impressed.

Alexander Boxall – age 11
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools