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Climb On! by Baptiste Paul, illustrated by Jacqueline Alcántara

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Climb On! by Baptiste Paul, illustrated by Jacqueline Alcántara

$31.00
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Why Should I Like It?

The Short Reason

A father and daughter adventure • teaches perseverance • Embraces nature

The Longer Reason

 

Take a hike with this father-daughter adventure that’s sure to inspire you to get outside. 

When a young child reminds her dad about the hike they planned, her father is hesitant —To the tippy top? It’s a great day to watch futbol (soccer). But as the two climb on, her enthusiasm is contagious. Filled with setbacks, surprises, and stunning views, this warm and humorous story highlights in vivid colours the bonding power of a shared experience. A list of creatures at the end prompts a second look for keen-eyed readers to make discoveries of their own.

Baptiste Paul and Jacqueline Alcántara (co-creators of The Field) have teamed up again! Baptiste’s humorous and tender text, with a sprinkling of Creole words straight from the Pitons, and Jacqueline Alcántara’s vibrant and evocative illustrations capture the wonder and emotions experienced on the trail and the special relationship between a parent and a child.

Baptiste Paul’s previous book won five picture book of the year awards. Including the School Library Journal Picture Book of the Year.  I love this book for its infectious enthusiasm and bright illustrations that make you wish you were there on the hike. 


Climb On will be released into the Australian mainstream market in August 2022

Reviews
The colourful illustrations work well on many levels...Paul and Alcántara...now lead viewers on a memorable excursion, captured in this vibrant picture book.
Booklist STARRED review

The story, with all the familiar beats of give and take between parent and child, delivers on the promise of a great hike. The banter is spot-on, and the duo’s feeling of accomplishment radiates off the page. A story of perseverance, this is a nice additional purchase for shelves about the outdoors or about relationships.
Katie Callahan, School Library Journal, digital review

...the creators’ combined efforts create a father-child adventure that readily engages.
Publishers Weekly

The adventurous duo encourages each other in Creole, and the accompanying English text makes for easy reading, as does its spacious, verse-like placement amid the rich, full-bleed illustrations.
The Horn Book

Author Baptiste Paul has written a fun story sprinkled with the Creole patois native to the place the story takes place. The language is spare and lyrical, the story is compelling and fun. The rich and stunning illustrations created by Jacqueline Alcántara fill every page with marvellous details that will keep young listeners engaged throughout repeated readings. This is a real winner.
The San Francisco Review


Age: 3-7

Format: Hardback 

Publication date: March 8 2022

Comes gift-wrapped

Publisher: North South Books 

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