The Heart and the Bottle Mini HB by Oliver Jeffers
  

The Heart and the Bottle Mini HB

Written by Oliver Jeffers
Illustrated by

RRP £6.99

Synopsis

The Heart and the Bottle Mini HB by Oliver Jeffers

Award-winning picture book star Oliver Jeffers explores themes of love and loss in this life-affirming and uplifting tale. Once there was a girl who was full of wonderment at how the world worked. She shared all her dreams and excitement with her father, who always had the answer to every question. That is until one day when his chair was empty, not to be filled again - how would she find the meaning of life now?

Reviews

Praise for 'The Incredible Book Eating Boy

-wateringly irresistible The Guardian This is a book that children will devour. The Observer The whole thing looks good enough to eat. TES A beautifully produced edition that really is good enough to eat. The Bookseller With The Incredible Book Eating Boy, Jeffers has produced his most appealing work yet, conjuring up a magical piece of fiction that is not only divinely illustrated and wittily told, but perfectly realised. Junior Praise for 'Lost and Found': 'An uplifting story...pictures of such spare beauty...suffused with a dreamlike quality.

'Oliver Jeffers makes impressive use of space in this affecting story of friendship...illustrations capture feelings of loss and loneliness through the most delicate nuances of facial expression...and body language.'

'Beautifully illustrated, simple warm story...little children will love to share it.'

'Jeffers has a unique writing and illustrative style. It's a wonderful picture book.'

'My picture book of the year, a joyful exploration of the power of friendship.'

'How to Catch a Star': 'The best recent picture book by light years, is stylishly spellbinding.'

'A story about possibilities and disappointments with a triumphant ending, all of which Jeffers captures through the beautifully expressive changing moods of his little boy.'

'This is a magical, beautifully illustrated tale about reaching for dreams.'

'Hail to new talent... If only all picture books could be this good.'

About the Author

Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers has won numerous awards and delighted millions of kids and parents alike with his beautifully hand illustrated stories.

Jeffers's picture books are wonderfully accessible. They explore themes of friendship, loneliness, independence and imagination. He has written and illustrated, or "made", as he prefers to put it, five hugely successful picture books. The first three - the "boy books" - feature a small boy who sets off on a series of daunting quests. How to Catch a Star (2004), the first of them, was inspired by a Brer Rabbit story he read as a child. In Lost and Found (2005) the boy heroically rows to the south pole for the sake of an unhappy penguin, and in The Way Back Home (2007) he rescues a young Martian whose spaceship has crashed on the moon.

The Heart and the Bottle is wholly compelling for the importance of its message and the brilliance of how that is conveyed in words and pictures. This is a book to return to time and time again says Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading4kids’ editorial expert.

Oliver Jeffers

Jeffers was born in Australia in 1977 and brought up in Belfast. He studied visual communication at the University of Ulster, and graduated in 2001. Jeffers became passionate about making picture books when he began to understand the subtle relationship between words and pictures – ‘that was what excited me. Until I got really involved, I hadn't realised how just a few words can totally change the meaning of a picture.’ Now living in New York, he works as a painter, designer, printmaker and installation artist, but remains very busy making picture books.

Did you know?

Oliver loves plastic food, suitcase handles and Elvis, and has developed a bizarre habit of endlessly writing lists he never reads. He remains hell bent on travelling all over the world.

You can see Oliver talking about his artwork in this video:

We have a super set of Oliver Jeffers activity pages to download :

Once Upon an Alphabet colouring in.

The Day the Crayons Came Home maze.

Incredible Book-eating Boy wordsearch.

Stuck wordsearch.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Oliver Jeffers
More books by Oliver Jeffers

Author's Website

www.oliverjeffers.com/

Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

1st September 2011

ISBN

9780007429004


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