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Jonathan and Martha

Written by Petr Horacek

Jonathan and Martha Synopsis

Classic tale of friendship and love starring two lonely worms

Jonathan and Martha Press Reviews

A carefully designed combination of collage, background and simple narrative... An elegant, humorous book considering the value of friendship and sharing... In addition to the collage and the vibrant colour, one of the striking aspects of this book is its clever use of framing and space to control the pace of the narrative... Image and narrative work in perfect partnership in this delightful book, which is thoroughly recommended for young children and early readers. -Gill Robins, Books for Keeps Readers... will be drawn in by the growing affection between this pair. -Publishers Weekly Cleverly told... A few pages include die-cut elements that will intrigue viewers while furthering the story. Horacek's typically bold watercolor and crayon illustrations are cheerful and appealing. A great choice for preschool story-times on friendship, sharing, or Valentine's Day (or worms!). -Library Journal This book's beautifully embossed cover and thick paper stock set the tone for rich the illustrations and clever story... Horacek may not be a household name, but he's published over twenty-five children's books and will be a happy discovery for any book-loving child. -San Francisco Book Review

Book Information

ISBN: 9780714863511
Publication date: 30th April 2012
Author: Petr Horacek
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 40 pages

About Petr Horacek

Described as `the thinking tot's Eric Carle' Petr Horacek was born in the Czech Republic and studied at the Academy of Fine Art in Prague. His first books, Strawberries are Red and What is Black and White?, received the Books for Children Newcomer Award 2001 - the last recipient of this award. Since then he has written and illustrated numerous books and received many awards, including Picture Book of the Year 2008 in Holland for A New House for Mouse. Silly Suzy Goose was also on the 10 book shortlist of the award. A New House for Mouse has also been selected for ...

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