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Ollie and Augustus

By Gabriel Evans
Illustrated by Gabriel Evans

A funny, heartwarming story about little Ollie's determination to make sure his great big dog Augustus is okay when he's at school.

Ollie was small – like a pickling jar or a shoe box. Augustus was big – like a fridge or a table. They did most things together, including cycling, painting, dressing up, digging (Ollie's favourite thing) and stick collecting (Augustus's favourite thing). But Ollie is about to start school, and he has one major concern: who will keep Augustus company? He decides to search for a playmate for his enormous companion, but good friends are hard to find, especially for your best mate. In the end, Augustus shows Ollie that he doesn't mind waiting for him and that he can enjoy his time at school, worry-free.

  • A book for dog lovers and kids worried about what might happen to their pets (or younger siblings) while they're at school.
  • Gabriel's line work and watercolour illustrations have tremendous warmth and kid-appeal. Share this story with fans of Patrick McDonnell and Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes).
  • This is a breakout book for Gabriel, who has been illustrating picture books since he was 17. He's now in his twenties and has found his picture book voice, with this endearing text, complete with funny hand-lettered asides throughout.

About the author

Gabriel Evans grew up in a country town next to a river. He was always drawing on scraps of paper and building inventions from his 1920’s Boy’s Book of Hobbies. His dream was to be a train driver with a blue hat, a circus master with a curly moustache, or an illustrator. At the age of 17, he became a children's book illustrator, and he hasn't stopped working since. Aspects of this book were inspired by Gabriel's rescue Border Collie who thinks she is bigger than she is.

ISBN: 9781760650711
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: September 1, 2019
Dimensions: 270 x 220mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $26.99
New Zealand RRP: $28.99
Stock Level: Not Yet Published

Last updated on 18/03/19 at 02:35:44
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