Home and Dry

by Sarah L Smith

Ref: 15444

The Paddling family live on an island, making their living by fishing and teaching swimming- and serviced by the local ferry people who bring them their mail and food. But every summer, when the water dries up, the ferry people have to stop their visits and the Paddlings have to go elsewhere for a good paddle! An unusual story book with lots of scope to explore island living, weather patterns and their impact on the environment. A curiously life-affirming tale with some extra nice touches in the illustrationsL: a very heavily pregnant Mrs Paddling fishing in balloon trousers, Mr Paddle's chequered one piece swimsuit, the enormous plate of fish and chips in the final pages! 'This is very original- from the story to the illustrations. A very quirky family. Somehow a real feeling of warmth and affection' (Jayne, Primary Inclusion Manager, Letterbox reviewer). 'I loved this book. Beautiful illustrations, interesting story and no gender stereotypes- hooray!' (Hannah, Social Worker, Letterbox reviewer). Age 4-7, Paperback 29pp