How the Sun Got to Coco’s House by Bob Graham
Published by Walker Books Australia
This lovely book is another wonder from Bob Graham. While Coco is asleep the sun comes up catches itself in the whale’s eye and goes on its journey until it finds Coco’s house. It crosses through cities and the countryside and we see it during different parts of the day. It reminds me of the feeling I get every sunny day hoping that the day will bring something new.
The illustrations are in watercolour and are very close to what we always see in Bob Graham’s books. The yellow and rosy pink reflect what we see in the sky at sunrise in readiness for a beautiful sunny day. The end papers are plain but coloured in a golden yellow setting the scene for the book. The title page is important as it shows Coco’s parents kissing her goodnight with the moon outside her bedroom window. The sun then begins its journey to her.
When the winter sun barges straight through Coco’s window we see Coco with her hands extended in excitement for the new day. The sun follows her through her day and the last page it quite poignant in showing how the lightness of the sun can make one’s day. The font of the writing on this page is larger to show the vastness of the sun’s rays.
This is a great book to share with the family and discover the wonders of the sun and how it touches every country in the world. Make sure you open the book out wide, turn it over and take in the night and day of Coco’s life on the cover and back of the book.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author/Illustrator: Bob Graham
Title: How the Sun Got to Coco’s House by Bob Graham
Publisher: Walker Books Australia
Published: August 2015