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Award-winning Anthony Browne tells a touching story of how two children from very different families become friends partly through their dogs. When the dogs Victoria and Albert are let off the leads they race off together playing chase. Their owners sit far from each other on the bench. But gradually Smudge and Charles edge closer and together until they too set off to play. What of their parents? They remain as far apart as ever…Anthony Browne tells a rich story through his powerful and evocative illustrations.
One day Smudge and Charles (two very different children) take walks to the park with their dogs, Albert and Victoria. The dogs race off and chase each other around the park, while Smudge and Charles become the best of friends.
First published in 1977, this tale of friendship which is one of the first books by internationally acclaimed picture book creator, Anthony Browne is available again in paperback.
One of this most popular modern artist's earliest picture books, full of wonderful visual jokes such as a hedge cut in the same shape as the woman passing by. shows how the park is a place of mingling for children and for animals, even if adults tend to keep themselves to themselves.
|Publication date:||1st August 2013|
|Publisher:||Walker Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers, 5+ readers|
As a childAnthony grew up in a village called Hipperholme, in Yorkshire. He loved art and would spend hours drawing with his beloved father. He says of his father, “He was an unusual man – outwardly strong and confident, but also shy and sensitive – a bit like the gorillas I love to illustrate now. As well as drawing, he encouraged me to play a lot of sports, such as rugby and soccer and cricket. I was small for my age and I used to go to a fairly tough school – if I hadn’t been good ...More About Anthony Browne