Blocks by Irene Dickson
  

Blocks

Written by Irene Dickson
Illustrated by Irene Dickson

Baby and Toddler   3+ readers   

RRP £6.99

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Blocks carries an important message that, through sharing, all our lives are more interesting and more fun. Ruby is quietly playing with her red blocks and Benji has his blue blocks, until Benji takes a liking to Ruby's bright red blocks and tries to take one. Ruby does not want to share and as the children struggle they knock over their carefully built block towers. Fortunately they quickly realise that now they have twice as many blocks to build with and that it's much more interesting to build in two colours! And when Guy appears with his green blocks there's going to be an even bigger, more colourful block castle built. There is also a subtle underlying lesson that living in racial harmony improves all our lives.

The Editor at Nosy Crow says: “Irene’s art style is so graphically beautiful in its simplicity, which makes this book a real visual treat. Along with a positive message about the age-old toddler tussle of sharing toys, this is bound to become a story time favourite.”

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Synopsis

Blocks by Irene Dickson

Sharing is never easy when you're little! This playtime, Ruby has red blocks and is going to build with them. Benji has blue blocks to build with. They both build and build, until Benji takes one of Ruby's red blocks and, in the tussle that follows, all the blocks CRASH to the floor. But, not to worry. Now Benji has red blocks, and Ruby has blue blocks, and together they build and build. But look! Here comes Guy, and Guy has GREEN blocks...

About the Author

Irene Dickson

Irene Dickson gained her first degree in Graphic Design and Illustration from Glasgow School of Art, and has been designing all sorts of things ever since, from corporate identity, marketing and websites to interior graphics and stained glass, as well as creating her own range of bespoke wedding stationery. She's now enjoying a new path creating picture books, having recently gained an MA in Children's Book Illustration with distinction from Cambridge School of Art. She lives in the beautiful rural county of Herefordshire, with her family and very old cat.

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Book Info

Format

Board book
28 pages

Author

Irene Dickson
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Nosy Crow Ltd

Publication date

6th July 2017

ISBN

9780857638618

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