Author(s): Chris Haughton
From the creator of Little Owl Lost and Oh No, George comes a funny, strikingly illustrated story of best-laid plans -- and the secret to attracting the birdie.
Four friends creep through the woods, and what do they spot? An exquisite bird high in a tree "Hello birdie," waves one. "Shh We have a plan," hush the others. They stealthily make their advance, nets in the air. Ready one, ready two, ready three, and go But as one comically foiled plan follows another, it soon becomes clear that their quiet, observant companion, hand outstretched, has a far better idea. Award-winning author-illustrator Chris Haughton is back with another simple, satisfying story whose visual humor plays out in boldly graphic, vibrantly colorful illustrations.
PUBLICATION OCTOBER 2015
From the multi award winning author-illustrator of A Bit Lost and Oh No, George!, comes a picture book about a beautiful bird, four friends and plans gone wrong... One hilarious foiled plan after another... -- Primary Times Primary Times A read-aloud favourite in our house, and one that will work well in board format thanks to bold artwork and minimal text. -- Fiona Noble The Bookseller A gorgeous board book about a beautiful bird, four friends and plans gone wrong... The Bookseller Children's Buyer's Guide Awarding-winning Chris Haughton tells a big story in stunning illustrations in his near-wordless picture board book. -- Julia Ecceshare Love Reading 4 Kids ...now available in a gorgeous board book edition from Walker Books. Beautifully designed with fabulous illustrations, little ones will love this fun and silly tale that's full of suspense. Early Times
Chris Haughton is an Irish designer and illustrator, named one of Booktrust's Best New Illustrators in 2011. His debut picture book, A Bit Lost, is published into 19 different languages around the world and has won nine awards in seven countries, including the Dutch Picture Book of the Year and CBI Book of the Year. His second title, Oh No, George! was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award and the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Chris was also listed in Time Magazine's DESIGN 100 for his work with the fair trade company People Tree and he co-founded NODE, a fair trade social business in 2012. He lives in East London. Visit Chris's website at www.vegetablefriedrice.com and follow him on twitter @chrishaughton.