Nobody's Perfect by David Elliott

Nobody's Perfect

Written by David Elliott
Illustrated by Sam Zuppardi


Nobody's Perfect by David Elliott

From award-winning author, David Elliot, comes a funny celebration of perfect imperfections told from a child's point of view. From award-winning author, David Elliot, comes a celebration of patience, positivity, and perfect imperfections! Everybody says nobody's perfect - and, it's true. Your best friend can be a bit of a show-off and your mum can be a little bit stubborn... But sometimes people can come pretty close - and you can too! Told from a child's point of view, David Elliot's witty text and Sam Zuppardi's fresh, dynamic illustrations show that life may be more about patience than perfection, and that focusing on the positive reaps its own rewards.


The combination of simplicity and sophistication is rare, uplifting and (almost) perfect. -- Kate Kellaway * The Observer * I love Zuppardi's exuberant, scribbly style illustrations with their bright acrylic backgrounds and the first person narration works well though there is a slight inconsistency in the pattern of telling. -- Red Reading Hub * Red Reading Hub * Being considerate of others as well as focusing on the positives are important life skills that are sensitively explained from a child's point of view in this tale. -- Prima Baby & Pregnancy Magazine * Prima Baby & Pregnancy Magazine *

About the Author

David Elliott is the award-winning author of many books for children, including On the Wing, illustrated by Becca Stadtlander. As well as being a writer, David is also a professor at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire, USA. He lives in Warner, New Hampshire. Sam Zuppardi says he used to draw cartoons at school when he was supposed to be doing work. Among other things, he has worked in a book warehouse, a bookshop and a toy shop, and is currently working with children. His first picture book, The Nowhere Box, received a starred review. Sam lives in York.

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32 pages


David Elliott
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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

1st February 2015



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