The Acorn by Edward Gibbs

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Brilliantly simple, how one acorn saves itself by telling the animals that it will become something bigger and better if they leave it is a treat of a book. Time passes and the acorn lives up to its promise by delivering acorns for all in a wonderful, surprise open the flap spread.

This is one of the launch titles of a new imprint from Templar - they're all absolutely gorgeous:

Little Bee

The Acorn

I Spy with my Little Eye


The Acorn by Edward Gibbs

This gentle tale follows the story of a little acorn who manages to convince the woodland animals not to eat him. The animals are later rewarded for their patience when the little acorn grows and flourishes into a glorious big oak tree who can provide food for the whole forest. A delightful story that also conveys underlying concepts about food chains and sustainable consumption.

About the Author

Edward Gibbs

Edward Gibbs is an exciting new talent in children’s books. He is now on his fifth book for Templar’s imprint, Brubaker, Ford & Friends. I Spy With My Little Eye…, Little Bee and The Acorn were followed by I Spy Under the SeaI Spy on the Farm… is due to be published in 2012. Edward studied illustration at college but became a graphic designer, where he fine-tuned the art of distilling detailed or difficult ideas into their simplest form. He uses this special skill in all his books. Edward lives in London.

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28 pages


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Author's Website


Brubaker, Ford & Friends an imprint of Templar Publishing

Publication date

1st April 2011




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