One Sunday

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Penguin Viking, 2014 - Bears - 32 pages
Outside the wind blew. Ooooh! The trees groaned. Ahhhhh! And the tiny wooden house creaked. Eeeeeek! Inside, a delicious roast dinner was cooking. The little old man was expecting visitors. The little old woman said no one would come. Who was right? Come inside where it's cosy and warm, and wait . . .You might get a big surprise. Here is a gentle story about home and hearth, about the comfort of ritual, and about opening your heart to the possibilities of life. From the one and only Pamela Allen.

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About the author (2014)

Pamela Allenis a phenomenon in the world of children's literature. For almost thirty years her picture books have enchanted generations of children in Australia and overseas and many of her titles have won prestigious awards and commendations. She has earned classic status through the enduring popularity of her stories with the very young.

Pamela's books are full of the music of language; they are 'fragments of theatre', designed to be read aloud and shared between an adult and a child. Eight of Pamela's titles were adapted for the stage by Patch Theatre Company, and performed in the Sydney Opera House. In 2004, Grandpa and Thomaswon the Children's Book Council Book of the Year Award- Early Childhood and The Potato Peoplewas named an Honour Book in the same category in 2003, and Grandpa and Thomas and the Green Umbrellawas shortlisted for the same award in 2007, as was Shhh! Little Mousein 2008. Is Your Grandmother a Goanna?won a 2008 Speech Pathology of Australia Book of the Year Award, as did Our Daft Dog Dannyin 2010.

'From Pamela Allen's first publication in 1980 it was clear that here was a creator of picture books with all the glow, gesture, din and dance to capture the attention, engage the imagination, teach, show, tickle and excite small children.' Me

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