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Joy

By (author) Corrinne Averiss
Illustrated by Isabelle Follath
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Aurum Press, London, United Kingdom
Imprint: words & pictures
Published: 27th Jun 2018
Dimensions: w 242mm h 294mm d 18mm
Weight: 1g
Interest age: From 3 to 6 years
ISBN-10: 1910277657
ISBN-13: 9781910277652
Barcode No: 9781910277652
Synopsis
Beat quarantine boredom with this sweet and funny picture book. Perfect for keeping kids entertained when trapped indoors. Fern's Nanna has not been herself of late. And when Mum remarks that all the joy seems to have gone out of her life, Fern decides to fetch the joy back. With her catching-kit at the ready, she goes to the park and finds joy in all sorts of unusual places. Whooooshh! But Fern soon realises that joy doesn't fit in a bag, or a box or a tin! How will she manage to bring some back to Nanna? Emotional, funny and uplifting, this beautiful picture book has a strong message about empathy and maintaining loving relationships with our grandparents. Guaranteed to bring a bit of joy into every reader's life, this story is a pure delight. See the other titles in the trilogy: HOPE by Corrinne Averiss and Sebastien Pelon (2019) LOVE by Corrinne Averiss and Kirsti Beautyman (2020)

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'[An]empathetic tale showing that unique bond between grandparent and child is in itself elevating... this very special book makes one want to break into WHOOOSH-induced handsprings of delight.' * Red Reading Hub * 'Joyous illustrations by Isabelle Follath, who's really caught the feelings' * Bookwitch * 'Beautifully told and stunningly illustrated this book will always be one to share and to read time and again.' * Dolphin Book Blog * 'This wonderful picture book will help develop emotional awareness and empathy in young children... Stunning artwork...beautifully enhances the thoughtful text...an absolute delight.' * Booktrust * 'Each double-page spread of this story is filled with the most illuminative illustrations, carefully detailed and appropriately coloured to totally immerse you into the story. Averiss truely captures the essence of happiness together with the kindness of intergenerational friendships.' * Babyccino * 'a delightfully uplifting read' * Picturebookblogger * 'How we find it, hold onto it and share it: a pure delight!' - Cerrie Burnell (former CBeebies presenter)