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On A Magical Do-Nothing Day

Beatrice Alemagna


A New York Times ‘Best Illustrated Book’ of 2017, now available in paperback. For ages 4+

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All I want to do on a rainy day like today is stay inside and play my game. The game drives Mum mad, and she takes it away. I take it back and dash outside – but splash! Disaster strikes. Without my game, nothing is fun. Well, let’s see. Maybe I’m wrong about that…

Told and illustrated in Beatrice Alemagna’s exquisite trademark style, On a Magical Do-Nothing Day celebrates the magical effect that nature can have on a child’s imagination.

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'Beautiful, hugely immersive, mesmerising! Another fabulous book that once again establishes Beatrice as a writer-illustrator the whole world should get to know'
Read It Daddy

'A warm and wondrous invitation to remastering the art of fertile solitude'
Brain Pickings

'Rich with autumnal tones and textures; you can almost feel the damp fogginess of the forest coming off the pages'
Tales for Tadpoles

'Simply perfect … sees the world in a beautifully different way'
Picture Books Blogger

'A phenomenal book of everyday discoveries, with illustrations that make the reader draw breath'
Minerva Reads

'A lovely story about discovering the world outside, feeding your senses and letting your imagination run wild'

'Skilfully told ... a story that will give all of its readers an itch to pull up their wellies and see what’s awaiting them outside'

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Product Information

Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 30.5 x 22.9 cm

Extent: 48 pp

Publication date: 16 August 2018

ISBN: 9780500651797

About the Author

Beatrice Alemagna is an author and illustrator of children’s books. She is the winner of numerous awards, including the New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book Award and the Hans Christian Andersen Award.

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