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Silver Buttons

By Bob Graham
Illustrated by Bob Graham

Multiple award-winning and bestselling author-illustrator Bob Graham beautifully captures a world vision in one solitary moment.

Winner of the Australian Prime Minister's Literary Award. Endorsed by Amnesty International UK. From the multiple award-winning author-illustrator of How to Heal a Broken Wing and A Bus Called Heaven, comes a powerful and poignant celebration of the small moments in life – moments in which we sense the greatest significance, moments when we can see the big picture. At 9.59 on Thursday morning, Jodie draws a duck. Just as she is about to add one final silver button to the duck's boots, her little brother takes his first step. At this exact same moment, a man buys bread, a soldier leaves home, a baby is being born... Here is a book, a story, a philosophy so simply told and yet – in true and inimitable Bob Graham style – so rich with emotion and meaning.

  • Endorsed by Amnesty International UK, this is a book that is sure to connect quietly and powerfully with readers of all ages.
  • Silver Buttons won the 2014 Prime Minister's Literary award for Children's Fiction and was awarded Honour Book, Picture Book Category in the 2014 CBCA Book of the Year awards.
  • "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, Guardian

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, How the Sun Got to Coco's House, 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. In 2014, Silver Buttons was awarded a prestigious Prime Minister's Literary Award in Australia. Bob lives in Melbourne.

ISBN: 9781406360882
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: August 1, 2015
Dimensions: 247 x 287mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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