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Dreams and wishes: ‘What We’ll Build : Plans for our together future’ by Oliver Jeffers

In this new picture book by creator and artist Oliver Jeffers, a man and his little girl dream about projects they can work on together.

The simple text builds its own gentle rhythm while the witty illustrations allow a glimpse into the subtext; sometimes humorous, sometimes wry, and always touching.

We’ll build some love to set aside
and build a hole where we can hide.
A fortress to keep our enemies out,
and higher walls for when they shout.
But you don’t always lose and you don’t always win,
so we’ll build a gate to let them in.
We’ll build a table to drink our tea, and say
‘I’m sorry’, ‘Me two’, ‘Me three’.

What We’ll Build

The book’s presentation is beautiful: hard-cover with a colour soaked dust cover, making it perfect for a gift for a special youngster.

What We’ll Build is a love letter to children, to dreams and possibilities and to the special relationship between fathers and their daughters.

What We’ll Build is published by HarperCollins Children’s Books in October 2020.

My thanks to the publishers for a copy to read and review.

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