Mannie and the Long Brave Day

Publisher: Allen and Unwin

A collaboration between two author/illustrators who are friends, which also celebrates the friendship a small child gets from her toys, with whom she shares her adventures.

Mannie takes her doll and her toy elephant Lilliput, together with a special box of useful things, on an adventure along the road, through the trees, across the river, and up the hill before she feels frightened by the sun going behind the clouds and the thunder rumbling. Brave Lilliput saves them and brings them all safely home at bedtime.

The delightful soft focus illustrations and alliterative, repetitive phrases encouraging readers' participation capture the inconsequential importance to small people of their favourite possessions, and special toys. Dangers are faced and resolution comfortingly offered. 

A magical story that celebrates friendship, courage and the wonder of a child's imagination.

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