Why Is The Sky Blue ? by Susan Varley, Sally Grindley

Why Is The Sky Blue ?

Written by Susan Varley, Sally Grindley
Illustrated by Susan Varley

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This is our personal favourite in terms of Sally Grindley’s picture books here at Lovereading4kids. It tells the story of rabbit and donkey. Rabbit is very inquisitive and is always asking questions about everything! He wants to know why the sky is blue and his old friend, Donkey, knows a lot of things, and promises to teach him but doesn’t always quite get round to it. In fact, in the end their roles are reversed in this wonderfully uplifting tale of friendship.


Why Is The Sky Blue ? by Susan Varley, Sally Grindley

Rabbit wants to know why the sky is blue. He always asks about everything! His old friend, Donkey, knows a lot of things, and promises to teach him.


Susan Varley's pictures are engaging. T.E.S. A gently entrancing book School Librarian

About the Author

Sally Grindley began writing in 1984 while she was working for a children's book club. Since 1995 she has been writing full time and has recently won the Smarties Prize. She now has some fifty titles in print. 'Shhh' won the Children's Book Award in 1992 and was shortlisted for the Smarties Prize. 'Wake Up Dad' won the 1989 Best Books for Babies Award and 'There's a Monster In Our House Who Eats Books' was Highly Commended in the 1997 Right Start/Petit Filous award, shortlisted in the 1998 Sheffield Children's Book Award and selected by the Young Book Trust in 1998 as one of the '100 best books'.

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Book Info


32 pages
Interest Age: from 0 to 5 To 5


Susan Varley, Sally Grindley
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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

3rd August 2006




Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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