LOVE

Corrinne Averiss, illustrated by Kirsti Beautyman
AUD $24.99
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Tess loves her family, but when she has to leave for the first day of school, she is worried that the love might not stretch that far. An uplifing picture book, bringing comfort to children who are going to school for the first time, have separation anxiety, have lost a close family member, or are dealing with parental divorce.

Funny, emotional and uplifting picture book about separation and love, to help children understand their emotions.

Everyone loves everyone in Tess's house, but when Tess has to leave for school for the very first time, she is worried that her family's love might not stretch that far. Mum explains that love is like a string, it connects people together even when they are far away. At school Tess notices that all the children have strings! Some are new, some are old, some stretch a long way, and some even stretch right up into the sky. But what happens when a string breaks?

Love is the third in a trio of feel-good picture books from author Corrinne Averiss (Joy (2018), Hope (2019)) - a pure delight from start to finish. A wonderful story that subtly tackles difficult topics of death, grief, separation and overcoming anxiety.

Author bio:

Corrinne Averiss is a writer of thoughtful and humorous stories for children, including the CILIP Greenaway-nominated book, A Dot in the Snow, Floss the Playground Boss and Sorrel and the Sleeepover. Corrinne has spent much of her life being a professional silly person in children's television; she created the four-time Children's BAFTA-winning Share a Story competition and has an animated series under commission from CBeebies. She currently lives in Manchester, England, with her husband, daughter and cat.

Kirsti Beautyman works from her studio in Newcastle Upon Tyne, using a range of mediums to build layers of texture and detail which are combined digitally to create her illustrations. She finds inspiration within mundane observations and is often staring vacantly into the distance thinking up narratives and ideas. Kirsti won Picture Hooks Illustrator of the Year Award in 2017.

Category: Children’s & educational
ISBN: 9780711255456
Publisher: Quarto UK
Imprint: Words & Pictures
Pub Date: January 2021
Page Extent: 32
Format: Hard Cover
Age: 4 - 6
Subject: Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage)