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How the Sun Got to Coco's House

Written by Bob Graham

Illustrated by Bob Graham

Featured Books for 3+ readers

LoveReading View on How the Sun Got to Coco's House

With characteristic soft, warm and inclusive images this is a gentle introduction to time and the relationship between the earth and sun

As Coco’s parents tuck her into bed, far away the winter sun is rising on a polar bear and her cubs. We follow the sun as it skids ‘giddy’ across the sea, caught briefly in the eye of a whale, and on as it shines on different lands and people, chasing the night, until at last it barges through Coco’s window! ‘After such a dash, the sun had time on its hands’ and, but for a few passing clouds, they spend the whole day together. Graham’s sun’s eye view of the world is breathtakingly beautiful, his soft watercolours infusing quiet snowy scenes and a raucous family breakfast with equal warmth and humanity. This special book makes the world a smaller place. 

Andrea Reece

How the Sun Got to Coco's House Synopsis

With an eye for capturing small moments of shared experience, Bob Graham illuminates the natural wonder that comes with every new day. Bob Graham encourages readers to reflect on, and reach out to, the world around them Guardian From prolific and multi-award winning writer and illustrator Bob Graham comes an enchanting story about the sun, and how it makes its journey from the far side of the world to the home of one small girl. While Coco sleeps far away, the sun rises up behind a snowy peak and casts its mellow dawn light for the wandering polar bears. It skims across the icy water, touching a fisherman's hat and catching for a moment in the eye of a whale. The sun races through the countryside, greeting snow cats and bears. High over a desert it meets the rain in a halo of colours... The sun leaps whole countries, chasing the night, before bursting at last in a fanfare of warm golden light through Coco's window!

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ISBN: 9781406373455
Publication date: 01/10/2017
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781406359008
Publication date: 06/08/2015
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406373455
Publication date: 1st October 2017
Author: Bob Graham
Illustrator: Bob Graham
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers

About Bob Graham

Winner of the Kate Greenaway and Smarties Gold Medals and the Australian Children’s Book of the Year Award an unprecedented three times, Bob Graham has written and illustrated many acclaimed children’s books, including How to Heal a Broken Wing and Jethro Byrde, Fairy Child.  Bob Graham lives in Victoria, Australia, with his wife, Carolyn, a printmaker who makes landscapes out of lino and wood. They have two grown-up children, Naomi, a musician and refugee worker living in London, and Peter, an artist in Melbourne making big, beautiful, ethereal paintings in oil. They have two grandchildren, ...

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