If We Had a Sailboat by Jonathan Emmett


If We Had a Sailboat by Jonathan Emmett

This rhythmical, rhyming romp of words takes readers on an amazing journey, powered by the imagination! Step aboard and sail to a treasure island, take a train ride through a steamy jungle and meet a Martian in outer space! And the starting point for these incredible escapes, a familiar back-garden, home to two cheerful toddlers and their fun-loving dog. Because when it comes to make-believe adventure, the sky's the limit! This wonderful book, illustrated with charm and humour by the talented Adrian Reynolds, proves that words and pictures really can take you anywhere you want to go!

About the Author

Jonathan Emmett

Jonathan was born in Leicestershire in 1965, the son of a rig fitter and a primary school teacher. It was while he was at college, studying architecture, that he first developed his skills as a writer and illustrator, creating detailed illustrations to accompany poems and lyrics that he had written. After leaving college, he worked as an architect for several years, before pursuing a full-time career in children’s books.

In addition to writing picture books such as Bringing Down the Moon, Someone Bigger and Pigs Might Fly, Jonathan also writes and paper-engineers pop-up books.
He lives in Nottingham with his wife Rachel, and his children, Max and Laura. His hobbies include walking, reading, furniture design and tinkering with his website www.scribblestreet.co.uk

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32 pages


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Publication date

1st April 2006



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