I'll Catch You If You Fall by Mark Sperring
  

Synopsis

I'll Catch You If You Fall by Mark Sperring

A little boy is fishing from the edge of the boat, leaning out with his net. Who will keep him safe? His mother comes into the frame. Then the captain of the boat. And finally the guiding star in a sky that is becoming increasingly stormy. The star steadfastly steers the boat through the storm back into the harbour. Everyone is restored to the safety of home. But then we return to the sky where the star remains, all alone. Who will keep the star safe? It's the little boy, now in his bedroom, still holding his net. He watches the star and he's ready to catch it, should it fall. This is an unashamedly lyrical book. It has few words but they are powerful and, along with beautiful watercolour illustrations, they will speak volumes to children and their parents.

Reviews

'Beautiful watercolours and a lyrical text'

'Dramatic seascapes and the nautical theme will capture the young reader's imagination'

About the Author

Mark Sperring

Mark Sperring studied at Bath Academy of Art and Camberwell College of Art before working as a printer and a bookseller, and later becoming a children's book author. Mark is the author of The Shape of My Heart, Snappy Birthday, Dino Mummy, Dino Baby, Dino Daddy, My Little Star, Four Silly Skeletons and I’ll Love You Always. He lives in Bristol.

Read an interview with Mark Sperring here.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Mark Sperring
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Publisher

Oxford University Press

Publication date

4th June 2015

ISBN

9780192738646


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