The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade - Davina Bell & Allison Colpoys
WINNER 2016 Crichton Award for Best New Australian Illustrator
WINNER 2016 Australian Book Industry Award for Best Picture Book from a Small Publisher
WINNER 2016 Australian Book Design Association for Best Children's Book
This is the story of Alfie and a big octopus wearing a tiny hat and the things you can only whisper to the cowboys on your wallpaper. It's about shyness, anxiety, and realising that sometimes it takes a bit of time to find the courage that we need.
For children aged 4+, and everyone who's ever wished they were a little bit braver.
‘This gorgeous picture book doesn't whack you over the head with its exploration of social anxiety, but considers a sensitive boy's feelings with empathy and subtlety … The theme is beautifully explored and Allison Colpoys' illustrations perfectly capture his vulnerability.’ ALEXA DRETZKE, READINGS
Dimensions: 26.3 x 21.5 x 1.0cm
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