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I Wonder (Hardback)

(4 customer reviews)
Authors: Allison Paterson Illustrator: Nancy Bevington
Children, Environment
230mm x 260mm

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The little wooden boat has been left behind in the sand dunes.
Odd things pass it by, tumbling and floating into the ocean – a chip packet, a takeaway cup and a plastic bag.
The little wooden boat wonders and worries …
Is it a forgotten thing? Is it just rubbish now? Will it ever find a home again?

A powerful and timely tale of the small steps we can take to care for our world.

Allison Paterson

Allison Paterson

Allison Paterson is the author of the 2016 ABIA and CBCA longlisted title Anzac Sons: Five Brothers on the Western Front, the children’s version of her adult non-fiction title Anzac Sons: the Story of Five Brothers in the War to End All Wars. She has written four other children’s books, Granny’s Place and Shearing Time […]

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Nancy Bevington

Nancy Bevington

Nancy Bevington is an energetic, multifaceted visual artist. Her artistic career spans over three decades, working in painting, illustration and concept creation and execution. Picture books are one of her real passions. Using her many styles and techniques she has the ability to interpret the written word and bring a story to life. Nancy uses traditional […]

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4 reviews for I Wonder (Hardback)

  1. This is a gentle story with a powerful message – we all have ability to help and to protect our oceans and its creatures with very minimal effort. As a little wooden boat bobs amongst the plastic bags and throw-away cups, he muses on what litter actually is, and the damage it can do. The colourful illustrations and added information about rubbish and recycling make this a very enjoyable and valuable addition to any child’s bookshelf.

  2. This beautiful story captures the wonderings of a small abandoned toy boat as it lies by the seaside.
    Other items lying on the beach turn out to be litter, rubbish or waste and our little toy boat begins to worry that this is him as well.
    The ending provides both a solution and a sense of hope for the future.
    This important environmental message is delivered with perfect words and wonderful illustrations and is a delight to read.

  3. A delightful and engaging story of environmental awareness. It will encourage all readers to think about the small steps they can take to care for our world. Perfect for little people everywhere.

  4. A beautifully written and illustrated book, highlighting to children the importance of valuing items and how they should discard waste, encouraging them to protect and appreciate the natural world. The journey of the little boat provides a fascinating view for readers and to see it come full circle and have a new owner restore it will captivate readers, young and old alike.

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