Simon Mole, illustrated by Oamul Lu
AUD $12.99

David has just moved house; new surroundings without the support of familiar people. Perhaps if he can make a kite and join the children on the hill he will find friends. But does he have the right materials?

The day that David moved to Fivehills,
The first thing he noticed was the kites.
Little kites, big kites
Eagle kites, pig kites
Golden Frog kites with car headlights for eyes
Mirror kites singing the sky back at itself…

David knows that to fit in at Fivehills, he needs a kite. But when he makes one, the other kids of the town aren't too impressed. They say it needs this, then it needs that, then it needs something else… soon David's kite doesn't feel like his any more. But David remembers what his Grandpa said - "Let's see what we've already got. More often than not, we'll find the answer inside" and learns that when you're happy with yourself, friends will follow.

Author bio:

Simon Mole is the poet from the pub, that rapper from the beach, the friendly guy with the big eyes who told that story. His infectious enthusiasm for seeing and re-seeing the world around him is an open invitation for you to do the same. . He has a vast amount of experience across the UK, creating workshops for schools, museums, prisons, and hospitals. Kites will be his first picture book. Simon lives in Maidenhead, Berkshire.

Oamul Lu is an illustrator and animator who was born-and still lives today-in China. His art depicts the world he sees, hears, and experiences in daily life, and he hopes that people will be inspired to live their own wonderful life by his artwork. Held in Love was his first picture book.

Category: Children’s & educational
ISBN: 9781786035578
Publisher: Quarto UK
Imprint: Frances Lincoln Children's
Pub Date: June 2020
Page Extent: 40
Format: Paperback
Age: 4 - 7
Subject: Children's, Teenage & educational