Daddy Long Legs by Nadine Brun-Cosmes

Daddy Long Legs

Written by Nadine Brun-Cosmes
Illustrated by Aurelie Guillerey

3+ readers   Father's Day   5+ readers   

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Daddy Long Legs is a joyous book with bright, fresh and funny artwork, full of retro charm. With its warm, reassuring feel and the adorably drawn relationship between a father and his child, this makes the perfect book for Father's Day and beyond.


Daddy Long Legs by Nadine Brun-Cosmes

The car had trouble starting this morning. It gets Matty to nursery, but what if later it won't start at will Dad pick him up? Matty is very worried. But Dad soon puts Matty's fears to rest with a series of increasingly imaginative suggestions for alternative modes of transport - from a tractor to a dragon, a polar bear to a rowing boat. But, if all else fails, he'll come on foot...because to come and pick up Matty, Dad's legs will never be too tired.


It's oddly moving, and the last double page - home sweet home - is the picture of warmth, safety and security that we all yearn for, whatever our age. * The Times * Lively, bright and funny, this is a great book for fond fathers to read aloud. * The Sunday Times * Surely a front-runner for the year's chicest picture book... with an eye-popping palette to rival Miffy * Observer * The relationship between a father and his child is movingly imagined making this the perfect gift for Father's Day * Lancashire Evening Post * irresistibly sweet with colourful, retro pictures * Sunday Express * Vibrant, quirky pictures and a building pattern of increasingly fantastical ideas * Juno Magazine *

About the Author

Nadine Brun-Cosme is a French writer who has been writing for over 20 years, and is the author of many popular picture books and novels in France, including the wonderful Big Wolf and Little Wolf series illustrated by Oliver Tallec. Aurelie Guillerey shared her time growing up in France between school and a conservatoire where she learnt to play the piano. She went on to study Illustration at the renowned L'Ecole Superieur des Arts Decoratifs in Strasbourg, graduating in 1999. She now lives in Rennes, France.

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32 pages


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Two Hoots an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

18th May 2017




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