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Sunday 28 February 2016

Review: Something Wonderful

Sam is a curious, tactile child who exemplifies what it is to be a child--carefree, at one with nature, free from responsibility.

He loves to chase feathers in the wind, spin on the washing line, climb trees and take things apart ... before putting them back together again.

In this sweetly-penned story, we gallop along with Sam as he lives life with vigour and enthusiasm--oftentimes exasperating his Dad as he forgets his chores around the family farm.

It's not until Sam and his inherent curiosity builds something truly wonderful, that Dad really begins to see the genius behind living in the now--living in full, creative expression.

This is a gorgeous tale about how childhood really should be lived. Watercolour illustrations by Karen Blair bring Sam's adventures to life as this adorable character reminds us what's truly important.

Title: Something Wonderful
Author: Raewyn Caisley
Illustrator: Karen Blair
Publisher: Viking, $24.95 RRP
Publication Date: 29 February 2016
Format: Hard cover
ISBN: 9780670078455
For ages: 4 - 8
Type: Picture Book