Adorable characters, superb artwork and an engaging story . . . everything a great picture book should be
Leigh Hobbs Australian Children's Laureate
Gordon has created a visual feast which will give repeat readers more to discover on each reading. And this is a book that you will want to read time and time again.
Sam Sochacka, CKT
The whole book, is a wonderful, rich amalgam of history, whimsy and touching emotion with artistic effects to pore over (and even replicate).
Katherine England, Magpies
Gus Gordon hits all the right notes and delivers a powerful and sincere message about facing our fears.
Frances Atkinson, Sydney Morning Herald
The illustrations in this delightful and charming book are marvellous, ranging from the huge array of different (and fascinating) travelling cases on the fly pages to the first page spread of a wide assortment of birds flying north and south, and on to the story of George. Some of the pages have coloured illustrations with line drawings, while others are full-page collages. The double-page spread of Paris at night, with the Eiffel Tower lit up by a pale cream moon, are simply splendid. Every page is worth poring over – each is full of interest with so many different artistic techniques. The story is simple and straight forward – there is nothing here that is deep and meaningful, but as well as the adorable characters the Laureate mentions, there is certainly superb artwork. This is a book for readers of all ages.
Dianne Bates, Buzz Words
October 31, 2016
Viking (AU YR)
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