Parachute by Danny Parker
Parachute by Danny Parker
Parachute by Danny Parker
Parachute by Danny Parker

Parachute by Danny Parker

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Illustrated by Matt Ottley

*CBCA Picture Book of the Year, 2014

A heartwarming story about facing your fears Toby doesn't like heights. That's why he always carries a parachute with him. His parachute makes him feel safe when he has to climb down from his bunk bed or when he's playing on the swings. But one day, Toby's cat gets stuck in a tree, and it's up to Toby to rescue him. With the help of his parachute, Toby reaches his cat and lowers him safely to the ground. But now Toby is stuck in the tree, unless he can conquer his fears. . . . This compelling book, perfectly complemented by Matt Ottley's expressive artwork, lends a sympathetic ear to children's fears while simultaneously assuring readers that they can overcome them.

The book is in very good condition, with a small tear to the top right corner of the dust jacket
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Age: 3+

In another life Danny Parker worked as a nurse, an actor and an undertaker before settling into work as a drama teacher. A chance meeting with fellow WA-based illustrator and author, Matt Ottley, lead to Danny’s first picture book Tree in 2012. Their second collaboration, Parachute, was shortlisted for CBCA’s 2014 Picture Book of the Year award.

Matt Ottley is an award winning multi-modal artist, working equally across the fields of literature, visual arts and music. Matt has had more than thirty-five picture books published and awards include the CBCA Picture Book of the Year 2021 and 2009, the WA, Queensland and NSW Premiers Awards for literature.


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