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I'll Catch You If You Fall by Mark Sperring
  

I'll Catch You If You Fall

Mark Sperring

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Synopsis

I'll Catch You If You Fall by Mark Sperring

The message in this book is that we all need someone to watch over us. Through beautiful watercolour paintings that flood the pages with colour and atmosphere we follow a little boy, his mother, and grandfather on a boat trip and their return to the safety of the harbour and home. The pictures are so evocative that they transport us onto the deck of the little fishing boat on the ocean, they let us taste the salty spray of the waves, hear the rumble of the storm, and see the guiding brightness of a star that shines as darkness falls. But the book is more than the depiction of a journey, it's a lyrical exploration of what it means for us to be loved and nurtured and how each of us wants to feel safe and secure, even at those times when we crave adventure and independence. This is an unashamedly lyrical book. With powerful words and beautiful illustrations, it is bound to become a favourite at bedtime.

Reviews

'Carefully written and beautifully illustrated' * The School Librarian * 'Absolutely perfect for bedtime reading - guaranteed to send your little one off to sleep feeling warm and loved.' * Parents In Touch * 'Dramatic seascapes and the nautical theme will capture the young reader's imagination' * James Syner, Magpie That Blog * 'Beautiful watercolours and a lyrical text' * Fiona Noble, The Bookseller *'

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

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Mark Sperring
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Publisher

Oxford University Press

Publication date

4th June 2015

ISBN

9780192738653


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