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Little One

Written by Johanna Weaver

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Little One Synopsis

With its evocative charcoal drawings and lyrical storytelling, Jo Weaver's debut book has the feel of an instant classic. The beautifully simple cover with gold foil, instantly conjures the tender relationship between parent and child.

Jo Weaver was shortlisted for the AOI Illustration New Talent Awards 2014.

Little One Press Reviews

Gorgeously drafted charcoal artwork and understated writing create a yearlong journey for two bears in this terrifically self-assured first book from British author-artist Weaver Publisher's Weekly

A superb evocation of the love and care a mother has for her child and the delicate pencil drawings depict this to perfection Parents In Touch

A journey through the seasons with some life lessons for Little One, wonderfully rendered in Jo Weaver's quietly beautiful charcoal illustrations... There's a gentle lyrical, almost meditational quality too... It's one to be shared -- Jill R Bennett Red Reading Hub

A touching story of discovery shown through changing seasons South Wales Evening

Post Beautiful. a... Gentle picture book that's full of atmosphere -- Jen Campbell Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops

Drawn in tones of white and grey, with a hint of almost black, it'd be easy to feel it's not colourful enough for a children's picture book. But you'd be wrong. There is something so comforting about these quiet pictures of a mother and her child. The landscape is beautiful...It feels perfect Bookwitch A remarkable picture book debut ... The tender intimacy of the bond between mother and cub is caught in Weaver's beautifully nuanced and evocative prose ... As an example of how to harmonise the verbal and the visual to create a memorable picture book, Little One sets the bar very high indeed Irish Times.com

The stunning black-and-white illustrations convey the wonder of nature , parental love and gaining independence Nursery World The stunning black-and-white illustrations convey the wonder of nature, parental love and gaining independence Nursery World

When I saw it the first time, I cried. I am not a child -- I am 36. But I cried like a little baby ... Little One is Love, Life, Nature, Seasons, Time, Home, Family, Animals... All together in few pages. A real masterpiece -- Maximiliano Candia

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ISBN: 9781444922738
Publication date: 14/01/2016
Publisher:
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781444922738
Publication date: 14th January 2016
Author: Johanna Weaver
Publisher:
Format: Hardback
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
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About Johanna Weaver

Jo Weaver worked in international development and as a support worker at a centre for the homeless before turning to illustration. She has an MA in Children's Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art and was shortlisted for the AOI Illustration New Talent Award in 2014. She lives in north London.

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