On Our Shelves Now
A beautifully illustrated picture book about what happens at night time by a Booker shortlisted author.
There's a whole world of activity out there while we're asleep in our beds, from bakers preparing bread and cakes and firefighters waiting patiently for a call, to hospitals caring for those who are ill and postal workers sorting our mail. There is also wildlife such as foxes foraging, bats flying, and owls hunting for prey. And around the world there are children who are playing, learning, eating, and reading while we're tucked up asleep.
Perfect for bedtime, this book opens up a whole world of wonder and imagination for children and provides solace if they wake in the early hours. In his first children's book, illustrator John Broadley works in a limited palette, moving from soft dusk colors to warm dawn tones.
About the Author
Mick Jackson is an award-winning novelist and screenwriter from Lancashire, UK. His first novel, The Underground Man, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. This is his first picture book for children.
John Broadley has been active in illustration since the mid-1990s. He works mostly in pen and ink and collage. John has illustrated a number of books, as well as many magazines.