Bob's Blue Period by Marion Deuchars

Bob's Blue Period

Written by Marion Deuchars
Illustrated by Marion Deuchars

3+ readers   5+ readers   First Concepts   
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A beautiful picture book about friendship and art. Bob and Bat are best friends. They do everything together (look out for the wonderful illustration of them dancing to the radio!) but best of all they love painting. Then one day Bat leaves a note for Bob explaining that he has to go away for a while. Bob is bereft, indeed just how sad is clear not just in his attitude, but in his paintings: whatever he paints is blue, representative of the big blue hole where Bat used to be. Fortunately his other friends come to his help, opening his eyes to the colourful beauty and hope of a sun rise, and shortly after that, Bat returns too. This is simply gorgeous to look at, and opens up all sorts of discussions about friendship, resilience, art and expression. ~ Andrea Reece


Bob's Blue Period by Marion Deuchars

Bob the bird loves to paint pictures with his best friend Bat. But one day Bat goes away and Bob is sad. He tries to paint, but everything he paints is blue! Can his friends help him to find his bright colours again?

From Marion Deuchars comes this charming and funny follow-up to Bob the Artist, about feeling sad, expressing your emotions and ways to feel better.

About the Author

Marion Deuchars

Author of the best-selling Let's Make Some Great Art series, Marion Deuchars is a Scottish-born, award-winning illustrator with a globally recognizable style. Her books have won six international awards for design and illustration. She is a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale and one of six designers to represent the UK at Helsinki's World Design Capital celebrations. She lives in North London with her husband and two children.

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32 pages


Marion Deuchars
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Laurence King Publishing

Publication date

21st May 2018




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