How the Sun got to Cocco`s House.
By : Bob Graham.
Publisher : Candlewick ( Sep.,2015)
An ever fascinating theme for children being produced with ultimate skill!
How the sun rises through snowy mountain perks on the other side of the world,slowly illuminating a family of sleepy polar bears.Turning into a soft golden ball peeping at the endless seas,whispering a lone fisherman in the far away waters and awakening the sleeping seagulls ; It glides along the water touching a windblown fisherman`s cap, briefly catching in the eye of a whale and heads up the beach.
" The rising sun met birds still flying south for the winter
and a plane flying high in the night
It balanced out on the wing
just for young Lovejoy. off to visit his grandma."
The tale of the sun continues illuminating little thoughts with Graham`s beautiful lines and eye-catching illustrations grasping them all until it meets "Cocco" and join her in the playground.
Sun and moon are always fascinating topics for small children,with these clear,explanatory illustrations, the rising sun with a touch of soft pink, growing up to a blazing yellow and softly shaded backdrops in cold colours with it`s simple poetic lines; the book can reach the smallest from 2 years. Then it provides many possibilities from discussing about the sun,time zones and continents to nature and the use of language and illustrations. Which touches the age range of upto 7 or 8 years.
Bob Graham is an acclaimed author-illustrator,who won many awards.