How the Sun Got to Coco's House

Author(s): Bob Graham

Picture Books

Follow the journey of the sun across the world from a whale's eye to a little girl's window in Bob Graham's tender, transcendent story.


While Coco sleeps far away, the sun creeps over a hill and skids across the water, touching a fisherman's cap. It heads out over frozen forests, making shadows in a child's footprints, and balances on an airplane's wing for a little boy to see. The sun crosses cities and countrysides, wakes furry creatures, makes a desert rainbow, and barges into Coco's room to follow her through a day of play. With an eye for capturing small moments of shared experience, Bob Graham illuminates the natural wonder that comes with every new day.


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Reflective and beautiful, offering a lesson in both natural science and the diversity of our world. -- The Bookseller The Bookseller Graham's sun's eye view of the world is breathtakingly beautiful, his soft watercolours infusing quiet snowy scenes and a raucous family breakfast with equal warmth and humanity. This special book makes the world a smaller place. -- Andrea Reece Love Reading 4 Kids This beautifully presented book is illustrated in a humorous and deftly expressive pen-and-wash style, with a very light touch. Thoughtful and affectionate it offers a lesson in both natural science and the diversity of our world. Carousel Equally successful in bringing focus and intensity to vast landscapes and capturing the epitome of personal warmth felt in homes, between loved ones, Graham's soft, pastel-hued illustrations really bring the world alive, helping us to find wonder again in the everyday. Playing by the Book

Bob Graham is a Kate Greenaway-winning author-illustrator who has written and illustrated many acclaimed children's picture books including How to Heal a Broken Wing, Max, Jethro Byrde: Fairy Child and April Underhill: Tooth Fairy. His 2011 title, A Bus Called Heaven, is endorsed by Amnesty International UK and was the winner of the 2012 Children's Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Award - a prize Bob has won an unprecedented six times. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.

General Fields

  • : 9781406359008
  • : Walker Books, Limited
  • : Walker Books Ltd
  • : 0.527
  • : July 2015
  • : August 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Bob Graham
  • : Hardback
  • : 1508
  • : Bob Graham
  • : en
  • : 30