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How the Sun Got to Coco's House

By Bob Graham
Illustrated by Bob Graham

In this charming and beautiful picture book, the journey of the sun is captured as it travels from the far side of the world, across countries, chasing the night before arriving at little Coco's house.

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. 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. It beams through the trees of frozen forests and makes shadows in a little girl's footsteps before gliding over cities, darting down lanes and waiting patiently for an old lady to open her window. 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!

  • Bob Graham's books are multi-award winning and have sold over two million copies worldwide!
  • 'Every picture book tells its own story, and through them all, Bob Graham encourages readers to reflect on, and reach out to, the world around them.' - Julia Eccleshare, The Guardian
  • The story offers a gentle lesson in natural science as it follows the sun rising above so many different countries, over so many different people and animals, travelling the whole globe before reaching little Coco's house.

About the author

Bob Graham is a Kate Greenaway-winning author-illustrator who has written and illustrated many acclaimed children's picture books including How to Heal a Broken Wing, Max, Jethro Byrde: Fairy Child and April Underhill: Tooth Fairy. His 2011 title, A Bus Called Heaven, is endorsed by Amnesty International UK and was the winner of the 2012 Children's Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Award – a prize Bob has won an unprecedented six times. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.

ISBN: 9781406359008
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: August 1, 2015
Dimensions: 248 x 288mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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