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The Resource Silver buttons, Bob Graham

Silver buttons, Bob Graham

Label
Silver buttons
Title
Silver buttons
Statement of responsibility
Bob Graham
Title variation
Silver buttons
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bob Graham beautifully captures a world vision in one solitary moment. 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. It is in the smallest details that we sense the greatest significance and can see the big picture. From his glorious urban skyscapes to the tender portrayal of a falling feather or the tying of a shoelace or a dog's joy in scratching his back, Bob lets us in on a world view conveyed with humanity, compassion and affection. This is a book that is sure to connect quietly and powerfully with readers of all ages. The idea that we are all alone, and yet all as one in the world, is drawn with huge sensitivity and poetry
Summary
A city's worth of magical moments coincide, including young Jodie's completion of a drawing, a man's purchase of fresh bread at a bakery, a soldier's farewell to his mother, a blackbird's discovery of a worm, and Jodie's baby brother's first step
Tone
Illustration
Award
  • Children's Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children's Book
  • Prime Minister's Literary Awards: Children's Fiction, 2014.
  • USBBY Outstanding International Book, 2014.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10222917
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Graham, Bob
Dewey number
A823.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
660
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 2
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life
  • Brothers and sisters
  • First steps
  • Children
Target audience
preschool
Label
Silver buttons, Bob Graham
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051750065
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781406342246
Other physical details
colour illustrations
Label
Silver buttons, Bob Graham
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051750065
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781406342246
Other physical details
colour illustrations

Library Locations

    • Malabar Community LibraryBorrow it
      1203 Anzac Parade, Matraville, NSW, 2036, AU
      -33.962293 151.245961
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