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Let's Build a Boat

Author: Jane Godwin and Meg Rennie  

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Let’s build a boat
with wood and nails.
‘What colour?’
‘Blue! With bright red sails.’

In this joyous celebration of creativity and imagination, Jane Godwin brings to life the story of five children building a boat together. 

  • Written in delightful rhyme by one of Australia's most celebrated authors, with art by debut illustrator Meg Rennie - winner of the Little Hare Illustration Prize.
  • The perfect book to read aloud to children learning the joy of imaginative play
  • Debut illustrator Meg Rennie's bold colours and expressive characters perfectly compliment Jane Godwin's text
  • Winner of the Little Hare Illustration Prize

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Critic Reviews

★ "Preschoolers can follow a little brown mouse on its traveling adventures in this engaging color concept book. . . . A wonderful read-aloud . . . Clean-lined, colorful . . . Delightful and engaging." --Kirkus (starred review) on Red House, Tree House, Little Bitty Brown Mouse:

★ Jaunty and interactive . . . A cheerful there-and-back-again adventure--that's also an excellent color-concept book--perfectly aimed at the very youngest." --The Horn Book (starred review) on Red House, Tree House, Little Bitty Brown Mouse:

"A fun concept book for the very young with a seek-and-find element for slightly older, more savvy readers." --School Library Journal on Red House, Tree House, Little Bitty Brown Mouse:

"Appealing [and] educational." --Publishers Weeklyon Red House, Tree House, Little Bitty Brown Mouse:
★ "A clear winner for toddlers and their parents, this is also a lovely addition for read-alouds. Highly recommended." -- School Library Journal - starred review on Baby Day

"This Australian picture book will have broad appeal among young children." -- Booklist on Baby Day

"A refreshing first-birthday book, with subtleties for adult readers and details for little ones." ― Kirkus on Baby Day

"A sweet but realistic portrayal of a first-birthday celebration." -- The Horn Book on Baby Day

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About the Author

Jane Godwin is the highly acclaimed author of over twenty books for children. Her work is published internationally and she has received many commendations, including the Queensland Premier's Award (Children's Books), and shortlistings in the CBC Book of the Year Awards, the Prime Minister’s Literary Award, the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Award (Patricia Wrightson Prize), the YABBA Awards, the Speech Pathology Awards, The Family Award for Children’s Books, and the Australian Book Industry Awards. Jane spends as much time as she can working with young people in schools: running various literature and writing programs, making books and encouraging students in their own creative ventures. Jane lives in Melbourne, Australia with her family. 

Meg Rennie is a visual artist and illustrator from Melbourne, with a passion for characters and community. Meg's intricate mixed media collages have been published and exhibited across Melbourne, New York and the United Kingdom. She is the winner of the inaugural Little Hare Illustration Prize 2020.

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Product Details

Hardie Grant Children's Publishing | Little Hare
1st February 2023


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