Afloat in Venice



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Monkey can’t wait to use his new camera in Venice... but along the way he discovers something more precious than sight-seeing ... friendship!

Imaginative, nostalgic, and unique, ‘Afloat in Venice’ is the first book in the ‘Monkey’s Great Adventures series’ that revolves around a small toy – Monkey, and is beautifully photographed in Venice, with bespoke hand-knitted characters and props. It taps into the timeless idea that children believe their favourite toys are alive.

‘Afloat in Venice’ includes original music composed by internationally acclaimed and award-winning artist Matt Ottley (winner of the CBCA’s Picture Book of the Year Award for 2021 and joint winner of the Australian Prime Ministers Literary Award for Children, and endorsed Yamaha musician), with narration by the author and music performed by members of the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, and an additional extended-narration version specifically for the visually impaired.

For craft lovers this book also includes links to knitting patterns for the key characters so people can make their own knitted toys.

AGES: 1 to 8

Tina Wilson is an artist and author. She founded The Lester Prize and was its executive director for ten years. In 2013 she was awarded the Premier’s Active Citizenship Award for her contribution to the arts and in 2023 was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM). Tina moves between painting, drawing, writing and illustrating books.

ISBN: 9780648511960
Format: Hardcover
Publication date: 01/05/2023
RRP: $27.95
Pages: 40
Dimension: 300mm X 230mm
Imprint: One Tentacle Publishing