A wonderful book to share on World Book Day or at anytime to illustrate the magic of books and the places reading can take you.
Other books by Oliver Jeffers
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Tan tells us of his inspiration and the methods he used to create the images that we see in the finished book.
"Each night before the boy went to to bed, he would light the fire. He would squeeze beside Grandma on her favourite chair. The house would be quiet, except for the turning of a page and the ticking of a clock."
'The Building Boy' by Ross Montgomery is a truly heartwarming story about a young boy and his grandma who had been a famous architect. The boy and his grandma spend each night looking at photographs of her achievements and together they plan to build a marvellous house on a hill where they can live together.
The stunning illustrations by David Litchfield compliment the story beautifully.
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Further books on the theme of death and bereavement
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After building up a small library of books we thought the time had come to share them!